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Close & Buffer's Remote Strategies
Explore the unique remote work journeys of Close and Buffer, and uncover game-changing strategies to bolster your remote work playbook
Hello, remote leader 👋
The tales of 2 famous remote companies - Close.io and Buffer.com - are like open books, brimming with chapters of innovation, adaptability, and a sprinkle of luck.
Let’s take a stroll down their remote lanes, shall we?
Close: Crafting a Remote Culture from Scratch
The humble beginnings in a small Palo Alto office blossomed into a global remote ensemble.
It all changed with their first remote hire from Thailand, which was like opening Pandora’s box of hidden possibilities.
Key Takeaway: Embrace over-communication. Weekly check-ins, company-wide video calls, and fostering a culture of open dialogue are the sinews holding the remote team together.
Buffer: The Unplanned Odyssey into Remote Work
A visa hiccup sent the founders packing to Hong Kong, and voila, the seeds of a remote culture were sown.
Buffer’s story is a testament to how unforeseen circumstances can morph into a flourishing remote culture.
Key Takeaway: Champion asynchronous communication. It's not just about crossing the time-zone barrier; it's about building a bridge of understanding and coordination.
Your Toolkit from Close and Buffer’s Chronicles:
Adaptability: Both tales underscore the essence of being adaptable in the face of change.
Communication: It's the lifeline in a remote setup. Make it transparent, make it frequent.
Global Talent Outreach: Your next star player could be a continent away. Look beyond the borders.
Close and Buffer’s journeys are more than just remote transitions. They are narratives of resilience, innovation, and the indomitable spirit of embracing change.
These stories aren’t just a window into their remote culture; they are mirrors for us to reflect on our remote strategies.
Dive deep into these narratives, draw out the essence, and let it echo through the corridors of your remote strategies. The magic lies in the journey, and who knows, your remote success story could be the next one we delve into ✌️
That's all for this Saturday.
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