Going against the grain: hiring slow and staying close

Remoter Podcast season 2 releases Going against the grain: hiring slow and staying close with Tobias Günther of fournova.

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As a continuation of season 1 with Andrés Cajiao and Alexander Torrenegra, Remoter continues in its second season with the opportunity to interview some remote work leaders, ranging from companies, consultants, advocates, and more, to add to Remoter’s stash of free resources and human-centered stories, enriching our educational platform about remote work.

On this recording of the Remoter podcast, Tobias Gunther, CEO of fournova, will be one of the stories that ‘goes against the grain.’ fournova is the company behind Tower, a Gitclient tool for developers all around the world. In almost 10 years of working remotely, the variations of the company haven’t scaled (‘hire slow’ is their mantra), they do not use Slack (!...!) but is unconventional for their own reasons. This is another perspective to consider when going remote, and we’re happy to share/add their perspectives to the Remoter Project. Being remote-first has allowed fournova to continually assess their needs AND decide to ‘go against the grain’ because that’s what they need to do their best work.

This episode is part of the Remoter stories series. Access the entire transmedia story here.


Recorded, produced, and edited by Josephine Tse.
Mixed and mastered by Stephen Stepanic.
Graphics and visuals by Valentina Castillo.
Music: Skip by OBOY (SoundStripe).

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