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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.

  • Bright!Tax
    Organically.
  • TaxJar
    From day 1 we made the decision that renting an office was a waste of money. We’ve never looked back.
  • Five Q
    Since we’ve always done it, it’s been a bit of both. It’s dynamic and continuous improvement is a must. We must...
  • Timely
    Of course. There’s many examples of it. It’s not easy though. The short answer to “How?” is: a lot...
  • GitHub, Inc.
    Absolutely, although it takes a lot of hard work and conscious effort. You simply have to be honest about the challenges of working remotely,...
  • Edgar
    Absolutely – if anything, it’s especially important for a remote company! It takes extra effort to prevent the remote work experience...
  • FlexJobs
    I’ve found that the little things really make a difference. Acknowledging birthdays and work anniversaries on Yammer. Giving a variety of opportunities to...
  • Parse.ly
    We have a “take-your-birthday-off” policy that every team member takes advantage of. On a team member’s birthday, our office manager...
  • BELAY
    No gossip policy Empower employees who know they are trusted
  • Appirio, a Wipro Company
    There are some things that Appirio has done to maintain a sense of community within our remote workforce. Since most employees...
  • Qkids
    Be accommodating and flexible. You will receive their dedication in return.
  • Vork Inc
    You need to spend time exploring the technology to run a remote team, such as Skype, Trello, and Atlassian Jira for...
  • Appen
    Ensuring everyone is receiving the same level of training and developmental programs can be a challenge.
  • MomsRising
    Some people are really happier in an office setting.  There are now shared offices and places like the HUB for this kind of person...
  • Flex Professionals
    This is true for any hire, but particularly true for remote hires: hiring the right person is critical to success. We have added many...
  • Tortuga
    Slack chat, for casual conversations, and Slack video calls for one-on-ones and team meetings. Chat is good for more frequent but...
  • Kin HR
    We use several different tools to communicate with one another; slack, Google hangouts, and GoToMeeting just to name a few.
  • OpenSnow
    Phone calls are useful. As are group chat tools like Slack, and email too. It’s a mix.
  • Origin Eight
    We have gotten smarter about the tools we use, better at documentation and checklists, better at reporting, and we’ve spent more time in-person...
  • Packlane
    We have much more discipline and structure in place for managing various processes. 
  • Trello
    As Trello has grown, we’ve had to implement various other communication tools. For example, we have a weekly “Company Overview” board, where we...
  • Ultimate Software
    Everyone is respectful of everyone else’s time and situation. However, if there is an important meeting scheduled at a normal...
  • Coalition Technologies
    We offer some flexibility in work schedules so that team members can have somewhat of a normal schedule, but we also...
  • ezhome
    Our entire company is online from 3pm-7pm GMT which means we have a 4-hour window for all hands meetings, daily...

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