Founder of Zapier
Learn about 5 ways to build trust between managers and staff when remote working
• Create a culture of transparency • Get to know your staff and it will build trust • Set clear aims, objectives and expectations from the start • Focus on results and output over time spent at the desk • Use automation tools to keep track of progress made and to avoid micro managementView on fastcompany.com
Discover what tools and strategies Zapier uses to make a fully remote company work operationally
• When starting out, hire people that you have worked with before • Conventional wisdom is not always right and best practices might not work for your org • Remote working mainly doesn't work for people who like to spend free time with colleagues • Close off Slack channels on weekends to set clear work/life boundaries • It's best to have some time overlap when working with globally distributed teamsView on forbes.com
Explore how Wade Foster manages a 100% remote company and how a strong organisational culture is maintained
• Having access to a global talent pool is a huge advantage • Retention levels are higher with remote workers • Being disciplined with how and when people communicate is important • Strong cultural identity and camaraderie can help reduce loneliness • Physically meet up twice a year in order to strengthen relationships between staffView on chiefexecutive.net
Find out how Zapier CEO, Wade Foster builds organisational culture whilst managing a fully remote team
• Meeting all together twice a year and more regularly in small teams is really valuable • It's important for new recruits to have a lot of one-on-one time with the founders • Run satisfaction surveys and embrace feedback in order to evolve and learn • An internal blog where people can post about what they're working on is useful for keeping staff connected • Encouraging staff to meet up online every week can help build camaraderieView on atlassian.com
Listen to Wade Foster discuss ways to a positive and productive working culture and how to be a better bossView on weworkremotely.com
Discover a wealth of information and resources about remote working that's aimed at both both managers and employeesView on zapier.com
Listen to Wade Foster talking about trusting staff and how to build a strong company culture, what to look for when hiring and moreView on thefutureorganization.com
Hear Wade Foster discussing, amongst other things, managing a fully remote team, hiring staff and building a strong team cultureView on collaborationsuperpowers.com
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