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    137 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.

  • Remote Year
    We started out as a remote company, and our remote work policy is developing organically as we grow.
  • Speak
    Our policy isn’t formally written down but everyone knows that as long as they get the assigned work completed and have a degree...
  • LiquidSpace
    Remote work was natural for us. As we continue to grow our available workspace inventory we can work from more places...
  • Modern Tribe
    Absolutely. One of our biggest assets is our company culture, and we work hard to cultivate it. It starts with hiring...
  • Chargify
    Absolutely! A company culture is embedded throughout everything the company does, not a result of all employees being in the same...
  • AirTreks International
    We have a strong company culture, and we are 100 percent remote. We do this by making sure our company core values...
  • TeamSnap
    We have Slack channels dedicated to all sorts of interests, from fitness to cooking to travel. Our teams meet anywhere from daily to weekly...
  • Scribendi
    Our online forum is an important part of our company, a place where everyone can share ideas and chat—a virtual...
  • DVMelite
    We have a place for business communication, but also places where silly notes and “bonding” is encouraged.  We can share baby...
  • Aha!
    I suggest that just because a distributed organizational structure has worked well for us, it may not be the right decision...
  • Origin Eight
    The day you have your first remote employee is the day all of the employees working with that employee need to start thinking and...
  • Doist
    Being remote-first isn’t the same as remote friendly or ability to work from home. I don’t consider companies who have a handful...
  • Attentiv
    Working cross-time zones can occasionally be tough with the development crew. Sometimes if we have a problem on our end, we may have to...
  • Five Q
    Certainly, communication is vital. When you’re in the same office together, you have more natural, unplanned meetings and from those come some of...
  • ICUC Social
    As we began remotely and scaled to over 600 employees, we have grown with the business. As technology has evolved, we have also moved forward –...
  • TNTP
    Our internal wiki is at the top of the list. We use it as a virtual watercooler (think sports smack talk and podcast...
  • Acceleration Partners
    Skype, Video Conference, Basecamp/Asana, and of course Email. We also use tools like Tinypulse for soliciting consistent feedback and sending “cheers” to team...
  • FMTC
    Slack! I couldn’t imagine communicating as well as we do today without Slack. Our systems (finance, servers, schedules) all integrate...
  • Automattic
    When Automattic first started, everyone reported to Matt (Mullenweg, our founder). When we reached about 50 people, we divided into teams. The teams have evolved...
  • Fire Engine RED
    Advances in technology have made communication between team members – and with our clients – faster, easier, and more reliable.
  • GitHub, Inc.
    The most noticeable change for me has been the size of the company and the effect that has on team (and inter-team) dynamics. When...
  • Jungle Scout
    This is likely the largest challenge we face as a remote company.  I don’t like making people stay up late...
  • Packlane
    We have a very social and collaborative culture, where we talk about what we’re doing and what we’re up...
  • TOK.tv
    Slack and JIRA—the platform we use to track development tasks—are asynchronous tools, allowing us to manage communication even with...

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