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.
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.
RED has always been a remote company, since its creation in 2001. Here are 9 things we have learned over the years about hiring remote workers.
RED has been a remote company since its creation in 2001. At the beginning, we hired people we knew. Over time, we have expanded, and now we recruit new team members via online job boards. Hiring remote workers and applying for remote jobs is not quite as straightforward as hiring or applying for a job in person.
How can you improve remote team dynamics to keep your remote team cohesive and working together smoothly? How can a remote team build rapport?
RED is a remote team, so getting together in person is a rare treat. We’ve been around since 2001, and finally held our first team retreat in 2017. See how it went!
The RED team had been throwing around the idea of a team retreat for some time. With a remote team, it’s not easy to organize in-person time. But the time has come!
You could say Red Earth Design was a forerunner in the area of remote work or distributed companies. Since its creation in 2001, every team member has always worked remotely. We don’t have a shared office space. In fact, we don’t live in the same area.