In this episode, Jeff Robbins interviews Liam Martin, the CMO & Co-Founder of Time Doctor & Staff.com about solving distributed company problems, developing a thriving company culture, and hiring productive remote employees.
We talk about:
- Turning failure in academia into running a successful distributed company
- Helping hybrid and distributed companies trust their remote workers using Time Doctor
- Empowering remote workers to improve productivity through actionable data
- Using data to create an ideal workday model for each remote employee role
- Average on-computer daily work time in North America is just over 3 hours
- Helping remote workers improve productivity with positive reinforcement and additional support—not by being "big brother"
- Why blocking websites from the company wifi actually increases workplace distractions
- Solving the problem of mistrust on a team before implementing remote work agreements
- How "working whenever you want" enhances productivity for writers and developers
- Creating flexible schedules around days and times that are better for workers
- Individual and team cultures with 80+ remote workers in 27 countries
- Struggling to find and hire the best talent as a fully distributed company
- Looking for remote workers on the introverted side of the spectrum
- What to look for (and what not to look for) when hiring salespeople
- Rewarding salespeople for collaborating, rather than competing, on deals
- Using the Coworker Coffee app to strike up non-work-related conversations
- "Culture is something that would appear weird to other people."
- Picking up non-verbal cues through video calls
- Experimenting with virtual reality team meetings
- Previewing the Running Remote Conference 2018 lineup and topics [Use the discount code for 30% off registration: Yonder]
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