Jeff Robbins interviews Yann Toutant, CEO of Econocom and President of the French Chamber of Commerce, about transitioning a 300-person company to a distributed model and how innovation is enabling remote work.
Transitioning a co-located 300-person company to a more distributed model
Educating the company around the benefits of remote work
Working remotely within the office as a starting point for working remotely outside the office
Challenges around transitioning managers to working without their own offices
How middle management adapts to a results-oriented management style
Why the leaders of today are more similar to coaches
Going remote to refresh employees’ connection to the organization, not because it’s trendy
Creating company workspaces around collaboration
Shortening (or avoiding) commuting time to enhance company productivity
Why Yann is not a fan of home offices for his employees, rather asking employees to work from customer or supplier offices and in coworking spaces
Taking a pragmatic approach to remote work
What does it mean to work together in “clusters”?
Connecting remote work to a higher purpose
Finding your remote ambassadors who are willing to test out your distributed team model
Benefits of having remote workers in different time zones
Hiring the best remote workers from a global talent pool
Offering your remote workers a better quality of life
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