Over the last few months, almost any tech company that can go remote has gone remote.
Are companies embracing remote for the long haul, or is it simply a holdover up until they can get individuals back in the office? What are freshly remote companies getting wrong or right in the transition? If a company is going to be sticking with a remote workforce, what can they do to make their functions more attracting and to build a much better culture?
FlexJobs CEO Sara Sutton has been thinking about remote work for longer than many. She founded FlexJobs in 2007– at a time when she herself was searching for a more versatile job– as a platform customized particularly for jobs that didn’t keep you in a workplace all day. In 2015 she also founded Remote.co, a knowledge base for remote companies and staff members to share the lessons they’ve found out along the way.
I just recently got a chance to talk with Sara about her views and insights on remote work. Here’s the records of our chat, gently edited for brevity and clarity.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.