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    139 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.

  • RunRepeat
    Well, I think we have a huge advantage of being remote-first or remote only—whatever you call it, remote is natural...
  • Tropical Travelers
    The company was started as such.
  • Sanborn
    We started organically with a few employees to test tools and processes. After that, we offered it to everyone, along with...
  • DevriX
    Sure, by following a similar transparent process and a welcoming environment nurturing remote teams and rewarding proactiveness, feedback, and criticism. Our...
  • LoveToKnow Corp.
    Yes! It is a different kind of culture, but you can definitely have one. In a lot of ways, you eliminate some of the...
  • Ultimate Software
    Yes. As long as you trust your employees, have a constant flow of communication, and do not micromanage, you will have...
  • Articulate, Inc.
    Tools are important… github, slack, hangouts, gdocs, trello Meet-ups are very important ...
  • Formstack
    Having fun is a really essential part of the Formstack culture. We rely pretty heavily on weekly team meetings, fun IM...
  • Ciao Bambino! Inc.
    We are in constant communication in email and use Google Docs to share and store ideas. “Team Calls” are essential to ensure that everyone...
  • Codebusters, Inc.
    Make sure you evaluate anyone you hire to be proven self-starters. The trick with remote work is it requires individuals with a solid concept...
  • World Wide Web Hosting
    Embrace it! Find others in the same industry that have remote staff and ask if they would be willing to share...
  • Simple [A]
    When introducing any change as significant as distributing operations, we recommend defining discrete steps and rolling out any change in iterative...
  • Worldwide101
    Getting everyone on the same page! Since we don’t “see” each other on a consistent basis every day, we have to constantly be...
  • AnswerFirst
    Identifying the right fit for the position has been the main challenge. You want someone who is passionate about customer service...
  • Doist
    For Doist, it has been a very natural, organic process. We have always been remote-first, so it is integrated into our company’s DNA....
  • Goodway Group
    We use a number of technologies and platforms that allow for constant communication such as Office 365, Yammer, Skype for Business, Confluence...
  • Kin HR
    We use several different tools to communicate with one another; slack, Google hangouts, and GoToMeeting just to name a few.
  • Eyeo GmbH
    IRC, code reviews, BlueJeans, Discourse. We have a video conference set up in every meeting room and announce meetings upfront as well as make...
  • 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...
  • Edgar
    The biggest things that have changed are directly related to scalability – the routines and policies we maintained as a team of...
  • InVisionApp
    Our growth has played a large role in us becoming even more intentional about our communication. When we had a team...
  • Coalition Technologies
    We offer some flexibility in work schedules so that team members can have somewhat of a normal schedule, but we also...
  • VIPKID
    Mostly that’s a challenge for our teachers. Class schedules have to revolve around Chinese kids’ lives. In New York time,...
  • Buffer
    We are very conscious of the times that different teammates work and ask them to include it in their Slack profile...