In a word, diversity. As a global company operating in a distributed model, we have built a very diverse team, which is a massive benefit for us.
Having a diverse range of people from different geographical locations and with different backgrounds enable us to take consideration of different perspectives and ensure that everything we produce is of the highest quality and value.
It is also beneficial in terms of our team’s work-life balance as they are able to save their commute time and spend this time instead with family, friends, hobbies etc.
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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There are a variety of benefits to building a remote team:
Thinking of creating your own remote startup? See how Nathan and Connor built a successful and effective remote team from scratch.
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We’re well aware that hiring remotely is in our future.
There’s so much more access to quality talent worldwide, and global teammates can cover our timezone blindspots so-to-speak.
Remote teams don’t require an office, and there are ways to get the whole team close without having to meet up in person.
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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The benefits of building a remote team are many.
I believe it's the biggest hack to more productivity, a more engaged workforce, solving the talent crunch, and making your engines run 24/7.
And just like for any process to be successful, you need to make it work by giving the building of remote teams your full attention.
Ayush is a CEO that is committed to helping companies build successful remote teams—see his process and tips for developing location independent teams that thrive.
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Each person gets to have the freedom of their schedule while working where they choose with less formality of a fixed address and hours.
Andrew, co-founder, and CEO of Insured Nomads talks traveling while working, productivity tools, and the best advice he has received.
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Remote work enables businesses to hire the best remote talent from across the world. This allows for the onboarding of people with a variety of opinions and skills. These individuals can help businesses flourish.
There are studies that show that remote employees are more productive than office employees. They take less days off, virtual meetings are short and quick, and remote employees can take less coffee breaks thus wasting less time.
Also, when everyone works from home, the workplace expenses are close to zero.
Vaishali persevered until she found the right remote work job for her lifestyle—check out how she uses productivity tools and time management strategies to stay productive.
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Despite these challenges, the benefits of remote teams are too important to ignore.
I believe that the future of work is remote, and so should you. If you have any questions about my responses, feel free to contact me at [email protected].
The long San Francisco commute sent Vivek into remote work—hear about his three strategies for eliminating distractions & his must-have tools.
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There are so many. You can hire the person who's the best fit for the role, no matter where they are.
You save time and money on a commute; you make far less of an impact on the environment; you (and your team) can potentially travel the world and learn about other cultures in the process, or stay close to home and care for loved ones.
It's everything that working in a cubicle isn't.
Kristi is a CEO, remote work author, and speaker. In this interview, she shares the impact of new motherhood and remote team leadership on her work.
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One big benefit of remote work that I think has been overlooked is the freedom. See, employees love freedom, and when you give it to them, the majority end up increasing their productivity.
That’s what remote work provides – not having to commute, which also means not having to wake up two or three hours earlier just to prepare to work.
Of course, there’re a lot of benefits, but this is what I’ve found to be the biggest for firms building virtual teams – increased productivity through freedom.
Hear how Saibu, a thriving HR content writer, navigates the complexities—and perks—of working with a remote team from Ghana.
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There are many benefits to building a remote team. They are different, however, depending on the exact hiring strategy. It could be a myriad of factors ranging from the talent level, pool size, market salaries, productivity, flexibility, among others.
For us, the biggest benefit of building a remote team is the ability to expand our talent pool exponentially every time we run a new search.
If the job can be done remotely, we really urge companies to at least see what it can do to the level of talent at the company. You are bound to find more qualified candidates in less time —and give your company and team more hiring options— if you open up your hiring to at least meet and interview candidates from all through the U.S., the continent, and even the world.
The more that companies expand their candidate pools, the higher the probability of finding the right fit.
Gino realized how important remote work could be to finding the best talent—see his strategies for building remote teams.
Read full interview from Interview with Gino, a founder skilled in building remote teams.
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