How to build a killer distributed team for your startup?

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  • Someone who’s not comfortable working from the comfort of his home, that means he has a lot of personal distractions in life and may not be a good fit for remote work
  • If somebody is shy to even talk or get on video calls even after a few initial ice-breakers. Not a good fit. There’s no such thing as introverts or extroverts, a good comfortable environment can change everything. Over communication is the key in a remote team
  • Over communication does not mean policing work hours, time or filling up mundane documents to show progress reports
  • Use a combination of personal and team tools Drive, Paper Dropbox, Slack, Trello, Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype (Yes, still) and that’s it
  • The key is to manage the attention of the person and not the person itself
  • Do not try a new productivity tool for every new problem, just do a call
  • It is always your fault, anything that goes wrong is your fault, be a problem solver and not a fault finder, take things in your stride, don’t be harsh on yourself, but yeah big things do take big sacrifices.
  • Focus on building an unbreakable remote culture that helps people grow in their personal life stories, your team will be non-poachable forever!

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Vartika Manasvi

Vartika Manasvi

Entrepreneur, nomad, minimalist, ambitious, passionate, and emotionally agile. Deeply happy, kind and anti-drama, love playing chess