Slack, Shopify, Twitter… are now remote-first companies. Here’s why…
Several Silicon Valley giants are becoming to remote-first in the wake of COVID-19.
…have you ever heard this quote before:
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” (Vladimir Lenin)
In 2020, Remote work adoption jumped a full decade ahead.
Here’s what happened and how it will change the way we work:
Up until now, no single remote company had more than 1,500 employees.
This just changed. Several billion-dollar businesses just announced they’ll offer permanent remote work:
Can’t wait to check out the list? Access it here 🙋♂️🙋
In 2019, startup employees priorities are shifting.
Most of us want more from our jobs. For instance, being able to work remotely:
So, yes, we know how nice San Francisco is.
Thing is, not everyone can move to the Bay area, let alone afford it.
Heck, most people don’t even want to live there. We’d rather work from the place that makes us the happiest.
Talent is everywhere!
Fais gaffe, tu pourrais un jour recevoir un e-mail qui dirait :
“C’est officiel, tu deviens manager : on te donne une équipe à gérer !”
Woah, ça serait une sacrée promotion !
Ton invitation pour rejoindre la conspiration des managers est là, juste devant toi.
Tu gagnerais bien entendu plus de responsabilités et plus d’argent.
Il faudrait être fou pour refuser, non ?
Les boîtes proposent systématiquement aux meilleurs employés de devenir manager.
Hé, attends deux minutes. J’ai une question, juste pour rigoler. Et si…
…Et si tu n’avais pas vraiment envie de devenir manager ?
// This article is part a series of in-depth remote teams interviews. Also available: How To Get a Job at Doist!.
I’ve been willing to interview Sara for a long-time… She’s an awesome professional and Remotive community member who work at Hotjar.
Hotjar is a all-in-one analytics and feedback solution. They are a fast-growing remote team head-quartered in… Malta! One of the few remote team based in Europe.
I love how transparent they are, they made their Recruitment deck public.
Enjoy reading our interview!
Hey Sara! Can you please…
I’ve always been a fan of Doist, a remote team of 62 working from 26 countries!
They built a healthy and fun startup culture that shines through their products (Todoist and Twist) and the way they communicate.
I also love their commitment to remote work and to do things differently. They never raised outside capital (aside from StartupChile) and they don’t have an exit strategy. In other words, they are focused on the long term.
I first connected with Allan in 2016 while running Remotive. He’s a friendly, tall and open minded Dane. …
Joe recently landed his dream job. Smart team, cool company, great pay — he was excited!
Two months later, Joe got fired. When I asked why, Joe said he had altercations with his boss.
His interviews went great. Then, the relationship deteriorated.
Communication broke, fights started. Finally, they couldn’t mend things anymore and Joe had to leave.
Joe was upset, here’s what he told me:
“I only chatted with my boss for one hour before getting the job. She then became one of the most central people in my life.
How crazy is that? Next time, I’ll hire my boss.”
When was the last time your boss told you:
“Hey, listen, you messed up…”
It’s not a fun thing to hear… Yet, when it’s delivered with care, getting feedback makes us grow as professionals.
We’ve all been there, getting feedback can feel terrifying… Especially if you’re passionate about your work.
We all crave feedback: we want to be challenged and stimulated at work!
Handling feedback is even harder when dealing with remote team members, where both the team member and their manager may lack context.
So, HOW can managers deliver impactful AND honest feedback to remote workers ?
As a former Googler, I sometime commuted from SF to Mountain View.
The door-to-door journey took me (on average) 1.5 hours, each way.
That’s about 3 hours of my day spent commuting!
It felt like forever, mostly because it was:
Commuting 1.5 hours each way = 31.3 days spent commuting each year.
Relocating to SF and working in Silicon Valley sounded smart, but felt wrong.
Commuting 3 hours per day wasn’t something I felt OK with
Now, let me ask you a question:
(Article mis à jour en Decembre 2018)
J’ai 30 ans, j’habite à Paris et j’ai fait une école de commerce.
Mes copains et copines de promo sont dans le doute. Ils me disent :
Founder at @remotiveio | Prev. Director of Operations at @Buffer