I’ve been reading about how distributed companies are operating. Companies with their servers running in the cloud don’t need a server room, or Office premises at all it seems. And there’s lots of them.
- Wired article about Automattic, the company behind WordPress
- Lots of information at this clever URL WorkingRemote.ly
- Article about how Buffer do distributed working
- The Pros and Cons of Remote Work in Ops
As a worker wouldn’t you like to skip the commuting? As an employer wouldn’t you like to hire from more than just the local area?
These companies are using a combination of (largely open source) team work tools and practices/behaviours to make it work.