Jeff Robbins interviews Shannon Miles, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY, about how she and her husband built their company, how their company culture works, and the importance of in-person communication for distributed teams.
Rethinking commutes in busy cities
What is BELAY?
Hiring employees in the Atlanta area to incorporate more face time into the company culture
What type of “physical space” do you actually need for your company?
Embracing a virtual communication style to get work done
What do company get-togethers include? What’s the value in getting together for remote workers?
Budgeting for company culture, being intentional about connection
Determining core values that actually fit your company, where values reflect who we already are as a company - not who we aspire to become
Importance of transparency and vulnerability on distributed teams
How we encourage virtual employees to “show up” to work
Helping new remote workers find their ideal level of productivity (Full Focus Planner)
What it’s like to start a new business
How we hire new team members at BELAY and which qualities matter most in remote workers
Cultural match between company and customers
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