Tips from startups’ CEOs and CTOs managing distributed teams
Remote work has been all the rage lately. People want more flexibility, less time wasted commuting. And it’s quite understandable.
Still, many businesses are sceptical about hiring remotely. There are lot of misconceptions and stereotypes related to remote software development. It is thought to be designed for tasks outsourcing rather than a way to build great products.
We at YouTeam know it firsthand. Helping our clients extend their development teams, we often deal with scepticism and lack of trust surrounding remote workers which, however, changes as soon as they give it a try.
Despite certain risks involved, there are multiple examples of successful tech startups and great products built entirely or partially by the distributed tech teams. To prove this, we’ve decided to reach out to some of such companies, including Zapier, Doist, Toggl, HubStaff, Buffer, Wistia, Product Hunt, and ask them about their best practices for hiring and managing remote development teams.