TL;DR: Due to COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the Running Remote live conference until 2021. Instead, we are going all-in on virtual conferences until the end of the year. March 11, 2020. It’s the day the world changed. It’s one of those days that I’ll always remember where I
Working with a virtual team can create new and exciting prospects. Remote working can also be difficult. Managing your team and making sure tasks are being handled in a timely fashion can be hard to do when you are not face to face with your team. You might need not
Back in the 2010s when we here at SketchDeck (we provide design teams on demand) were building our first remote teams, we had a big fear: are we going to lose that creative magic that accompanies being in a room together and brainstorming? Will our product development and brand creativity
This is the story of how tech company, Fairytrail, works remotely. Remote from Day 1 Fairytrail is a dating app for remote workers (we can live anywhere!), and we started the company fully remote. With developers in Canada, Berkeley, and India, we got to work developing the MVP in late 2018.
We are so excited to be hosting a full day working from home online event to help both businesses and employees who are struggling to create work from home practices. With thousands of people attending RemoteAID we wanted to share our top six tips for getting the most out of
The ‘virtual internship’ is a fairly new term that has been tending over the last decade. From the outside, allowing remote working looks like a bit of a fad — used by businesses who want to brand themselves to look modern and Facebook-esque. Yet, in practice, having remote interns can
Virtual offices provide a space for teammates to meet, work together, and bond. Used primarily by remote workers, virtual offices provide the benefits of an office without forcing people to commute to the same space. Why use a virtual office The consensus top two issues in remote work are loneliness
Today’s workplace is rapidly changing to accommodate modern employee expectations and increasing knowledge on how to keep staff satisfied and productive. One particular shift has been in remote working trends. In 2016, 43% of employees worked remotely “at least sometimes”, according to one Gallup survey, up from 39% in 2012.
And what remote companies, managers, and employees can do about it The flexibility to work where you want when you want should support work-life balance, but often it does the exact opposite. In contrast to a traditional office, remote work puts much more focus on output — what did you
With over a decade of experience, Darren Murph joined GitLab to head up all things remote. With over 1200 people and no offices, Darren follows a “handbook first” approach to manage it all. Listen in as Darren dives deep into how GitLab manages their distributed team.
Imagine you’re the only remote employee on an otherwise co-located team. It’s time for the weekly team meeting and you’re Zoomed in as a giant face on the screen while the rest of your teammates sit together around a conference room table. A topic of debate emerges from the team
Always fascinating, Frank Cottle, the CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices has been working and running remote teams since the ’80s. Frank has decades of experience and insight on the evolution of working remotely. Listen in as he details how he manages his team and what he does to create culture.