Communication in remote teams is a topic that comes up often now that more and more people are working remotely. Usually the articles we see revolve around suggested technology: use Slack for instant chat, use Trello for organizing projects, use Zoom for video chat.But there is something far more important than the technology you use to communicate: communication skills are key.
There are secret benefits of working from home that no one has told you about… until now.
Remote work is all the rage, but for some, it’s hard to find the required self-discipline. Since RED has been a remote team since our inception in 2001, we thought we’d take a survey of the team and get their best remote work tips.
Where do you stand on the remote work question? Some companies embrace it, some shun it, some find themselves somewhere in between, with flexible schedules or a few work-from-home days a month. What are the benefits of remote work? We at RED embrace remote work. One of the benefits of remote work is lower overhead,…
Are you considering becoming a remote worker, or a true digital nomad, traveling your country or the world? Have you already embraced the digital nomad lifestyle?
As a remote team, company habits ensure we provide consistent, high-quality work to our clients despite our distant locations from each other. Remote team habits help build a company culture.
Along with setting professional goals, it’s useful for a company to create repeatable processes and standard workflows. What are repeatable processes and why do we need them? In order to be efficient, it is important to create repeatable processes. If you do something more than once, consider creating a standard workflow for it, with steps…
On a remote team, each member must be a self-starter. This can make setting professional goals more challenging than in a typical office setting, but no less important. At RED, we set collective company goals at our quarterly review conferences. Individual team members set their own professional goals based on knowledge gaps they perceive themselves,…
Find out how our project manager, Ben, found a fun way to encourage team spirit on a remote team.
It turns out RED is really an old-timer when it comes to remote work! Emma started RED in 2001, and hired her first remote team member in late 2004. But times have changed over the past decade and a half. What does a remote team look like now as compared to then? What is it like managing a fully remote team?