Remote company managers are talking about why they are running a remote team and how did they start. They also share ideas about what are the biggest benefits of remote work and why it's here to stay.
Remote team leaders about building a remote team and how are they hiring for remote jobs in their company. They also share tips about how to stand out when applying for remote jobs.
Practical tips from remote companies about managing a remote team – how to measure productivity, where to work from and about planning company retreats to bring the remote team together.
Remote team leaders answering questions about their daily life in a remote team regarding communication, tools and more. They also share tips for companies planning to start working remotely.
As we've grown, we've learned a lot about how to collaborate effectively and strengthen our culture, all while working remote. We're sharing what we've learned to help other companies embrace remote work as well: https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/tips/
First, we make sure people can and do take ownership of their work. Teams have the tools they need to succeed and are actively involved in decision-making.
We also place heavy emphasis on communication. We discuss everything openly and honestly and expect team members to share plans, favorite memes, successes, failures, lessons learned and anything in between.
Finally, trust is key. Trust is earned when actions meet words. We believe that done is better than perfect and expect people to stick to deadlines and follow-through on projects. Because we trust people to do their jobs, we don’t need to micromanage or impose endless rules and guidelines.
You'll be learning as you go, because there is no one size fits all. Always be incorporating feedback from remote team members and make sure that everyone has the same level of access to their peers, managers and documentation. 'Watercooler' conversations need to happen over Slack, especially when a part of the team is remote, and another is together at a physical location.