Consulting companies that have planned or forced to switch to the remote format, I’ve increasingly noticed that the most popular and difficult to understand issue is trust.

“How can I be sure my employees are working when I can’t see them?”

“How can I be sure they are productive?”

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Whether…


I’m reading this cascade of news where top employers announce their new remote work policies and some thoughts that I’ve had for a while, finally obtain a shape in my head.

I’m thinking about diversity and equity.

“Equity is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. Equity…


In days when news reminds apocalyptic plots from catastrophe films, I am more and more attracted to reflection.

The world is forced to switch to a remote format of work and communication, and what, according to our wildest expectations, was supposed to happen in the next 5–7 years, is happening…


I can probably call myself an addict of new collaboration and communication tools especially those designed for the remote teams. I strongly believe that the future of work is remote work. And both companies and individuals got to adapt to this new reality by learning and integrating new tools that…


In this incredible summer full of meetings, discoveries and experiences, I was able to talk in detail with several hundred remote workers. …


Remote work may presume that employees do not have a centralized office, but they live in one country, perhaps even in one city, they sometimes meet in coworking or a cafe, preferring to communicate in Slack the rest of the time.

However, in practice, the transition to the paradigm of…


At the beginning of my blog, I have promised not only to discuss the nuances of remote working but also to review some specific examples of technologies that allow to perform it more efficiently.

Disclaimer: the mention of specific companies and products by me is not sponsored and/or not paid…


While a global remote work trend is steadily growing, in the developing countries often an inquiry for telecommuting still causes perplexity and complete lack of understanding of the context.

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The other day, I talked to the CEO of a large software company that works with clients all over the world…


Great teams don’t happen overnight. They are built by establishing relationships, a shared culture, and common values.

You already have a company culture, like it or not. While it could be difficult to define, I like the one that states that it is the experience employees obtain, working at your…


At every opportunity, when I speak with representatives of large international companies, I ask their opinion about hiring remote employees. Are there such in the company; if yes, how do they organize the work of remote teams, if not, what stops them.

What is the main reason that companies do…

Anna Makovnikova

Remote work ambassador. Citizen of the world. https://www.linkedin.com/in/makovnikova/

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