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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.

  • Groove
    It was completely organic; our very first employees were remote.
  • Articulate, Inc.
    Founded it from the beginning.
  • CloudPeeps
    It happened both organically and formally. Formally in that it was something we deliberately wanted to champion and structure. Organically in...
  • Eyeo GmbH
    Yes, absolutely, but this includes a lot of work. You have to agree on values and hire for attitude, not (only) for skills. An...
  • Blossom
    Sure! Clearly defining the culture and hiring with that in mind is important. One thing we do that is through pairing...
  • Mavens
    Yes definitely, but communication is key. As a group we all understand the culture of the company and what that means,...
  • Stack Overflow
    We have remote social hangouts every Friday. Everyone is invited to hop onto a video call to hang out with their coworkers with a...
  • RunRepeat
    The best thing we do, I think, is our yearly meetup. It’s a very democratic meetup, meaning that we vote...
  • AgileBits
    We encourage people to bring their whole selves to their work. We have channels in Slack for people to share their...
  • Acceleration Partners
    It’s not as hard as it sounds.  There are definitely obstacles but if you have great, highly accountable and responsible people working for...
  • Jackson River
    Success as a virtual organization or company that allows remote work really is about supporting each employee’s career, no matter what stage they...
  • Authentic Form & Function
    Know why you want to go remote, and make sure there are defined rules and a general structure in place. In...
  • Workfrom
    We’ve been remote workers before Workfrom. We’re pretty well versed in the challenges that face remote teams. Most challenges revolve around easy...
  • Toggl
    Changing the mindset is the hardest part. Everybody in the company has to be on board with it.
  • 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...
  • TNTP
    Our internal wiki is at the top of the list. We use it as a virtual watercooler (think sports smack talk and podcast...
  • GobySavvy
    The easiest ways are through Slack, Basecamp, and email with a splash of Zapier (if you don’t know Zapier…please...
  • Vork Inc
    We use Slack as our primary communication tool, both within our team and with outsiders. This gives us a way of...
  • Batchbook
    We actually started as a fully remote team. So one change was having a “home” office and having some of the staff working together...
  • Goodway Group
    We are constantly looking for new and better tools for sharing and communicating information, which is great because the technology supporting...
  • DVMelite
    We have gotten closer as a team as we grow.  We have new technology that connects us instantly and we have...
  • Scribendi
    Time zone differences can cause confusion within a remote team. Luckily, while the overall workflow has to be coordinated, the specific...
  • TOK.tv
    Slack and JIRA—the platform we use to track development tasks—are asynchronous tools, allowing us to manage communication even with...
  • OpenSnow
    Thankfully this isn’t a big issue, but as our team grows, it will become a challenge. More clearly communicating goals...

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