TMBA496: Should You Go Remote?

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Dan and Ian have been spending much of their time thinking about remote work these days.

Ever since they started their new business Dynamite Jobs, they have been seeking more information about the remote work ecosystem.

One of the things that they’ve realized is that remote work isn’t necessarily for everybody. Just like the traditional office setting, it comes with its own set of challenges.

Since they haven’t worked in an office in many years, they thought it might be ‘productive’ to spend a day in the office together and see how it compared to their typical remote workday.

On today’s podcast, you’ll hear some on-location recordings from that, as well as an in-depth discussion about five of the most pressing questions that businesses should be asking about remote work in 2019.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What a day in the office with Dan and Ian sounds like. (2:29)
  • Why it’s harder to build a company culture with a remote team. (13:50)
  • What kind of role time zones should play in the decisions you make with your remote team. (21:20)
  • Whether a new management style needs to be developed for remote teams. (30:10)
  • How we’ve created new guidelines for using remote tools with our team. (35:54)

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