What about timezones for your distributed team? | Remoter Podcast

How do you efficiently work with a globally distributed team? Should you even HAVE people spread out over different timezones? All that and more in ep. 13!

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There are pros and cons to running a globally distributed team, one of them being the consideration of all the different timezones that must be taken into account of. It can be very beneficial to your business to have operations running 24/7, but before you jump into the pool, have a listen to episode 13 of the Remoter Podcast.

We’re not saying don’t do it, but take the time to evaluate if this is something you need for your business. In our case, at Torre, our rule of thumb is, if you work on a highly collaborative team (e.g., engineering), you have to be 1 to 3 timezones away in order to overlap best with the team.

However, even we’ve got our exceptions here and there - our senior front-end engineer/developer has made the move to Melbourne. His position in the company isn’t as collaborative as some of the back-end guys, so instead of saying goodbye once he made his move to the other side of the world, we kept him on the team and continued as such. No need to spend extra time and money looking for another candidate, just another added benefit of working remotely.

Again, we continue to take in requests and suggestions on who Josephine should be visiting and interviewing for season 2. If you have any suggestions, please leave it in the comments below or contact us here.

Hosted by Remoter Ambassador Josephine Tse and Torre's Chief Growth Officer Andrés Cajiao, this podcast will take you on a journey as we cover topics surrounding how to build and/or scale your very own remote-first teams. 

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