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Klaudio Milankovic

Great article. Thanks for spreading the good word about remote teams.

I have been working remotely for my company for almost two years and had no problems.; in fact, I love it because I can watch my daughter grow up and spend quality time with her anytime, since daddy is working in his office :).

In our company about 60% of the team is remote whilst others like to spend time in the office instead.

I think Trello’s blog is an excellent resource too for info about distributed teams.

Fabien

Thank you for this article!

I was a bit perplexed by “Emails are silos”. Like any other tool, the isolation depends on the setup, no? The use of a mailing list (I know, “old school”, but working…) allows for transparency and archives if necessary.

I’d be interested in more explanations if you can. :)

Nick

We’ve engaged to work with us close to 100 people in the last 3 years or so, all for remote tasks. The number is a bit swollen by writers and project-based designers, but still, we so have a 10-members permanent team, working together on a daily basis, from Monday to Friday. We still think this is the way to go especially for small teams. Why? They’ve all received a proper education from phase 0. Of. Course we had to experiment a lot – these are colateral damages -, but never risked clients’ projects in the process. Bottom line? If you have 2-3 middle management people with a high sense of reaponsability, you can automate remotely almost any type of tasks. Slack, TeamViewer, Skype or Whatsapp were helping heaps, but we also use a great number of tools and tens of tutorials to achieve our goals. I will never go back to office work. Ever.

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