Are distributed teams just as effective, connected, and productive as traditional office-based teams?
CivicActions’ John O’Duinn, a civic technology leader, author, and expert on remote teams, says yes — and then some.
In an interview with Information Week, O’Duinn explains the benefits gained by tech companies that are willing to hire remote workers. He also explains the importance of creating processes and systems that allow remote workers to do their best work and feel connected to other people in the organization.
From the article:
“Do you want to hire the exact ‘best’ person for the job, or do you want to hire the best person who is willing to relocate?” asks [O’Duinn] . . . “That’s a huge difference. Why do I care about people coming to an office anyway if the first thing they do is get on a video call with someone at a different office?”
[O’Duinn is] in the process of writing a new book on the topic called Distributed Teams, in addition to his new job at CivicActions, which he says is a fully distributed company with no office, and is hiring right now.
Read the full article: Create An All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers