For the next few weeks many companies with implement remote work. Startups that have launched with remote DNA are prepared. This will be a competitive advantage compared to corporations with structured work days whose employees will take time to adjust. A flexible mindset allows startups to think about hiring talent and selling to customers who don’t live in the same city.
Other startups, even if they haven’t been working with remote teams, use software that will make the transition to remote teams seamless. Slack organizes communication by grouping team members effectively. Trello helps track team’s progress through key processes and Asana is great for reviewing tasks. Hangouts and Zoom are top tools for video communications and screen sharing.
Here are some great resources for learning how to work with remote teams:
- Sirena Remote Work Guide, Sirena
- Guide to Managing Remote Teams, Know Your Team
- 5 Habits of Exceptionally Successful Distributed Teams, Nate Lustig
- Roadmap: Remote Work, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Working Without Borders, S01E02: Darren Murph on leading a remote culture at GitLab, Get on Board
Some Peru Startups will provide important value propositions during these challenging times. EdTech startups like Crehana provide a way for people to continue to advance their careers from home. Talently incorporates English and remote collaboration training in an effort to match remote workers with jobs abroad.
Working remotely presents its own challenges, but finding a way to do it well can strengthen your team’s culture, communication and overall effectiveness.