Jeff Robbins interviews Matt Westgate, Co-Founder and CEO of Lullabot, about overcoming the early and modern challenges of running a distributed company and bringing humanity into the remote workplace.
How did Lullabot get started, and why did you decide on the distributed model?
Overcoming early challenges of running a remote company
Growing into a leadership role from being a developer
Assessing productivity levels as a remote company leader
The philosophy behind, “It’s not what you can do, but what you can get done”
Helping remote workers figure out work-life balance
Openness and when to share vulnerability as a leader
Autonomy, management, and micromanagement
Bringing humanity into the remote workplace
Proactively addressing isolation for remote team members
Why physical companies are still struggling to hire remote workers
Client services and time zone compatibility
Cultural differences in distributed companies
What’s a PEO (Professional Employment Organization) and how does it work?
Importance of collaboration in remote companies
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