All You Need To Know to Build Remote Teams
Communication consistency is key
Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely you’ve had to convert your existing team to a remote one involuntarily, or you’ve had to hire a totally new remote team. Naturally, this brings challenges. Below I’ve outlined the common ones I’ve come across with our portfolio companies and the best solutions they’ve found.
The two main types of remote workplaces that have emerged are fully distributed remote workers and remote teams.
- A company with fully distributed remote workers may not have an office at all, or only a small one that acts as headquarters. Its workforce is mostly individuals working from their own homes. This is the model that companies have made the default due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A company with remote teams has a number of offices that may be distributed around the globe, each housing a team or a set of teams. Companies like Oracle or Salesforce have a lot of remote teams, often through acquisition — buying the entire team creates a ready-made center of excellence that’s ready to scale.
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