Tag: remote work

Alexander Torrenegra, Torre: Transforming job-matching and recruitment services, Ep 143

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Outline of this episode:

  • [1:30] – About Torre
  • [3:47] – An entrepreneur out of necessity
  • [5:40] – Starting a business at 14
  • [10:38] – Upgrading the business
  • [13:36] – Building Voice123
  • [16:44] – Choosing a business model out of ignorance
  • [19:40] – On going viral with Fred Wilson
  • [23:30] – Decision to bootstrap
  • [26:30] – Advice to founders on getting started
  • [29:50] – Is this a LinkedIn killer?
  • [31:40] – Kicking off a moonshot
  • [34:09] – Questions Alexander asks himself when brainstorming
  • [36:25] – Advice to Alexander’s younger self
  • [37:40] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [40:15] – What’s next for Torre?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

5 Habits of Exceptionally Successful Distributed Teams

Not too long ago, teams almost always needed to be in the same physical location to work effectively. But today, it’s no longer unusual to work with team members spread across different time zones, countries, or even continents. In fact, remote work is on the rise, with more and more organizations opting for 100% distributed teams. Dell, Apple, U-Haul, Microsoft, and Buffer are just a few notable companies that have had a great deal of success operating with distributed teams.

Having the right communication and collaboration tools in place is vital to streamlining your processes as a remote team; however, managing a geographically dispersed team isn’t without its challenges. If you’re struggling to keep your team motivated and unified, there are ways to get your team back on track. I spoke to a few entrepreneurs to get their advice on how they’ve been able to manage their distributed teams successfully. Here’s what they had to say.

Create a repeatable onboarding process

When a new team member joins your remote team, it’s important to eliminate any feelings of isolation and set clear expectations from day one. Establishing an onboarding process is an essential part of this step. (more…)