How has remote work impacted your company's productivity?

Question: How has remote work impacted your company's productivity? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Company Interview with Maxime, Co-founder and CTO of Digicoop

As we have always worked remotely, it's hard to compare with a non-remote situation. But I do think that it has a great impact on productivity.

The freedom to work at your own time, and wherever you want without commuting, is very liberating.

On top of that, it forces us to create an infrastructure that is 100% accessible online, and as hassle-free and frictionless as possible, so work happens smoothly.

From making employees shareholders to letting workers take control of their roles, Maxime describes Digicoop's path to remote success.

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Company Interview with Brad, co-founder and CEO of WebDevStudios

Remote work is the primary reason for our company's success.

We have built an amazing company that specializes in WordPress design and development, which means we can hire the absolute best talent, regardless of their physical location.

A challenging time finding talented local employees gave Brad the idea to make WebDevStudios 100% remote—hear about his strategies for creating a healthy remote work culture.

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Company Interview with Tammy, CEO of Workplaceless, and a remote work leader

As we started remote-first, we never made a shift from office to remote; however, we do apply metrics to our overall team and individual team member productivity.

Our team rates as highly productive when we look at both OKRs and self-reported productivity; cited reasons include the ability to manage one's own time, workflow, and work environment.

With Workplaceless, Tammy helps companies start off on the "right remote foot." Hear how her 100% remote team stays in sync, and how she keeps her employees engaged

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Company Interview with Jan, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Solutions

Our remote and agile operating model is very effective and productive. And ‘Working out Loud’ in a remote setup has also allowed us to maintain not only our own business continuity during Covid-19 but also support our clients’ organisations.

Remote work is built into Rainmaker Solutions' DNA. See the beliefs that push this company forward & check out their virtual activities that are building organizational trust.

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Company Interview with Jan Fex, CEO of DotDee Digital

As I mentioned earlier, we continually measure the individual developer's lead-times and have found no less productivity compared to an office environment. Rather, as a whole, our research into this suggests that our developer's productivity translated into task/day, has improved steadily.

I would say we are roughly 20% more productive than if we had worked in an office environment.

A three-hour work commute motivated Jan to establish a full-on remote work arrangement for his company. What have been the benefits & challenges? See his takeaways!

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Company Interview with Sharon Koifman, CEO of DistantJob

First of all, it gives me the opportunity to find better and happier people. That by itself reflects on productivity. Then there is less distraction. My employees are, no doubt more productive.

With DistantJob, Sharon has created a mistake-friendly environment where managers lead by example. See his tips for building trust and security among his remote teams.

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Company Interview with Ivan, CEO of Base B

In our experience, because of the way we make sure people are engaged in what they do and the way they work, working remotely doesn’t change any of the ways that teams interact in a negative way.

They have the same resources available to them, and they can work together as a team in the same way.

Ivan's company, Base B helps companies build effective remote teams. See the tools and training practices that allow them to excel in helping their clients.

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Company Interview with Corine, co-founder of Sike Insights

I would say that we’re more productive, though we certainly had the advantage of studying remote work for months before actually putting it into play. We all work hard, and we work well together, so communicating across Slack and Tandem has only accelerated our progress.

Class is in session! Corine and her team have been studying how to incorporate remote work in their startup for months. Learn about the effective remote work practices she and the team are implementing in their new company.

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Company Interview with Fraser, Global Head of Marketing at AnswerConnect

Productivity is directly tied to how well a business enables its employees. Quite simply, it’s all about preparation and purpose.

Figure out the who, what, how, why, and when before a call, and you’ll accomplish a lot more. Set time limits for video calls based on what you plan to cover.

Some of our team even make a checklist of key points to ensure they don’t miss anything and the call stays on subject. As a team, we are massively delivering and I know this is because everyone is on the same page, and every single person’s contribution is valued.

Friday newsletters, instant access to HR, & the use of GIFs in comms, Fraser and the AnswerConnect team could write a book on remote work best practices. Check out the process of how they make it all work.

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Interview with Shelly, CEO of Fire Engine RED & remote work pioneer

We’ve always been a very productive company because all of our processes were created specifically for a fully remote work environment. We also hire people who have at least five years’ worth of experience.

We’ve found that the more work experience a person has, the more productive they are right out of the gate.

Twenty years ago, Shelly started one of the first all-remote U.S. companies. See how remote work has given Fire Engine RED a competitive advantage & the four most important words in the employee handbook.

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