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PODCAST: How Do Fully-Distributed Teams Work?

For some companies, those days of punching the clock are long gone. They get that results are way more important than the number of hours worked, and they allow their people to work when and where they feel the most productive.

Imagine this – a company where people work when they feel the most energized and creative, and going into an office is completely optional. Now let’s take it one step further and visualize a company that has no office.

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Today on episode two of our new podcast on the future of work, we’re taking an in depth look at those fully-distributed teams – the companies that don’t require their people to go into an office at all.  We chat with the good people of SchoolKeep, Buffer, Hanno, and Toggl and learn about how they run their distributed teams.

These are companies made up of people collaborating remotely across a handful of different time zones, from North America to Asia. and you can bet that no one is asking them to punch the clock.

futurereworked-3066395SHOW NOTES

0:40 – Visualize a company with no office
2:00 – Introducing the distributed team model
2:27 – Random meetings are a productivity killer
4:18 – What is asynchronous collaboration?
5:46 – All roles are suitable for remote work
7:16 – Easy to forget that remote workers are actual human beings
8:25 – People are more honest with computers than humans
9:01 – Lack of trust is the biggest obstacle for remote teams
10:05 – This fully distributed team is keeping its office
11:54 – Distributed set up helps win the war for talent
13:16 – Buffer’s story of going fully remote

14:59 – Distributed model is fitting for the tech industry
15:30 – What else should we change about our work lives?


If you work with a company that’s fine tuning things to the future of work movement, feel free to get in touch with me at [email protected], and we can chat about future episode ideas.

Stay tuned for the next episode!

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