Since the first lockdown started, me and @harshvijay have been running our design agency 100% remotely. While managing over 20 team members now (large part of them joined us during this online period that too!) on multiple projects, I have realized one big takeaway.
Remote work has become the new normal for many companies since the pandemic. Even industry leaders like Facebook, Shopify, and Twitter are starting to adopt permanent remote work policies.
Even a company like Automattic (that is behind the world’s most popular content management system WordPress) is fully distributed and has 1335 employees in 77 countries speaking 99 different languages.
In this scenario, remote-first teams, according to me, pose a lot of advantages. Having employees all over the world sharing their different perspectives to always having people working around the clock due to differing time zones.
Today, when we have tools like Slack, Trello, and Google Meet at our disposal, remote-first teams are on the path to success and they’re here to stay for a long time.
What do you guys think the future will bring? Do you think remote-first teams are likely to succeed?