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    140 companies answer 9 questions.

    Working remotely comes with unique day-to-day challenges. From the initial step of implementing remote policy to nurturing company culture while operating remotely, we ask leading remote companies to share how they approach running their distributed teams from an operational level.

  • SitePen
    Organically.  We implemented policies where we felt we could do better and from lessons learned over time.  Team understanding (why we...
  • Jungle Scout
    It was a decision I made early on and decided to roll with it. I was already living the lifestyle when...
  • TaxJar
    From day 1 we made the decision that renting an office was a waste of money. We’ve never looked back.
  • iTutorGroup
    Our remote workforce is global. This means that we are able to take the best of all talent and culture and create a humanist...
  • Hanno
    Absolutely! But as with any culture, you have to put a lot of effort into building it in order to have...
  • Working Solutions
    Absolutely!  Our teams tend to focus on communication because we do have so many remote members. We hold Town Halls quarterly...
  • Articulate, Inc.
    Tools are important… github, slack, hangouts, gdocs, trello Meet-ups are very important ...
  • BELAY
    No gossip policy Empower employees who know they are trusted
  • DVMelite
    We have a place for business communication, but also places where silly notes and “bonding” is encouraged.  We can share baby...
  • Incsub
    Working remotely can be isolating, especially for new hires that are used to traditional office settings. Companies should encourage employees to participate in local...
  • Modern Tribe
    Keep the company culture top of mind when recruiting your team. Communication and accountability are key. For teams to work efficiently...
  • GitHub, Inc.
    The most critical thing to understand when it comes to remote working is it only works if you can commit. You can’t just...
  • Envato
    As the Melbourne office grew initially it was ensuring we had a culture that supports people working remotely. We didn’t...
  • Sanborn
    Collaboration was a big one. We’re fans of the whiteboard, and there’s a magic that happens when a few...
  • OpenSnow
    Sometimes I take things for granted, that everyone is working happily along. That’s why weekly check-ins are useful so that...
  • CloudPeeps
    We organize our communication and company activities around specific actions. So, instead of chatting about something that’s just popped up...
  • GitLab
    We add issues in GitLab for everything. Everybody comments, we work on the issues and then we link to the Merge Request where the...
  • Bitovi
    We use a number of communication tools and place an emphasis on over communicating. Our daily internal communication tools includes Slack,...
  • Workfrom
    We’ve only been around for about one year now. Our culture and operations are evolving.
  • Melewi
    Since we’ve scaled to double our size in a year, some of our processes have needed adjustment. ...
  • DataStax
    Adding more remote employees during this time of growth can create some challenges, but we try to get together in person...
  • Scribendi
    Time zone differences can cause confusion within a remote team. Luckily, while the overall workflow has to be coordinated, the specific...
  • FMTC
    We generally work on East Coast time (8am to 5pm) but have early birds on the East Coast and night owls...
  • Coalition Technologies
    We offer some flexibility in work schedules so that team members can have somewhat of a normal schedule, but we also...