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How to Create Effective Communication Funnel for Distributed Teams

By | Dec 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

When your workforce is distributed across multiple offices, you face a number of unique challenges. One of these challenges is ensuring that communication between team members remains productive. When these efforts are successful, the results can be amazing. When they aren’t, they can be…

Remote work

7 Reasons You Need to Work From Home

By | Aug 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

We are on the cusp of an era where working from home will be the default policy for so many jobs. At least, we better hope so. If you’re running a startup, avoid paying for an office until you absolutely need one. If you’re…

Dev & Design

Hiring Your All-Star Remote Development Team

By | May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

“A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” – Steve Jobs At Apple and Pixar, Steve Jobs was renowned for building terrific teams. He recognized that when you add B-level talent to a team…

Communication

Slack Attack Round 2: #Nomads Passes 3,000 Members

By | May 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In January, Tech.Co reported that the corporate communication tool Slack was being used more and more often for private networking among groups united by an interest. One of the Slacks we highlighted, #Nomads, has since skyrocketed in popularity. They’ve managed to pass the 3,000 mark as…

Productivity

7 Tools You Need for Productive Online Meetings

By | May 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Working with a remote team, or collaborating digitally with colleagues and clients, is stressful. Being limited to digital interactions introduces a number of problems you don’t typically experience when working face-to-face. Simple tasks – like scheduling meetings — can be overwhelming and time-consuming because…

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Reports & Rankings

The Top 10 States with the Most Remote Workers

By | May 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Remote workers are a unique breed because their choice of where to live is completely separate from their choice of job, making the world their oyster. FlexJobs recently released a ranking of the top states remote workers choose to settle in – which gives…

SXSW

Austin

Frictionless Communication is Crucial for Success [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

It might sound like an easy question at first glance: why is it important that your team communicate effectively? Most people would be quick to offer a relevant answer, but there are fewer people who offer a relevant solution. WorkingOn, a platform dedicated to…

SXSW

Austin

Buffer: Transparency & Culture for a Distributed Team [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Joel Gascoigne is the CEO and Cofounder of Buffer, which currently employs 30 people who are fully distributed around the world. Known for their transparency policy, the quickly growing team at Buffer has taken strides to intentionally create a positive culture at their startup. Hiring purely…

Jobs

From 2 to 34: Hiring a Remote Team for an Online Startup

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Without a doubt, one of the most difficult tasks when expanding an online business is the hiring of excellent programmers. When we began in 2008 we were just 2 co-founding engineers who took on the work of the first prototypes; today, 7 years later,…

Communication

2015: the Year of Smarter Internal Communications

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The way we keep our employees informed and engaged in the workplace is radically changing. Many companies have begun to deploy social and mobile collaboration tools that are altering the ways we build company culture and increase productivity. As companies become more proactive about…

Culture

Keeping Connected with a Distributed Team: Poshly CEO on Biocoastal Harmony

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Doreen Bloch, CEO of Poshly. headquartered in New York, submitted this story to us to illustrate how important it is for her team to stay connected after opening a second office in San Francisco. While there are many benefits to operating out of two…

Business

3 Surprising Reasons Distributed Teams Work Better

By | Aug 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been shocked by something I’ve observed recently – most of the highest-performing teams that I know are distributed teams. Companies like 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer are multimillion-dollar companies built by teams distributed around the world. As I studied those companies more closely, I…