As president of a company that has been remote for more than 20 years, I have learned a lot about how to build a connected culture with virtual teams. Our 1,000 employees in 13 U.S. cities and India enjoy deep relationships in a highly collaborative culture. We believe any company can successfully adopt remote work with the right approach.
Since the pandemic began, we have been helping companies make that transition to a virtual environment. Most are surprised by what they see: work is still getting done and productivity has increased. Most importantly, their employees are happier with the flexibility that working remotely provides.
For business leaders who are still on the fence or not sure how to make remote work part of your organization, I’d like to help by sharing some of what we have learned over the years.
3 KEYS TO OPERATING A REMOTE COMPANY: PEOPLE, OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
If you want to become a permanent, high-capability remote organization, you must develop an integrated approach across your people, operations and technology. Below are a few critical strategies for each area.