Remote Organizations

Martin
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Hello everyone, I am reviewing our operational model and believe it is time to address the increasing importance of remote work. I was wondering if anyone has experience in transforming an organization from a colocated organization to a distributed workforce or know any good examples.

In particular, I am interested to learn more about you have seen benefits, but also where you experience difficulties. Also, if you would run the transformation again, what would you do differently?

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Joost

Joost

Hi Martin,

Interesting question. But, could you please give a bit more detail about the organization you want to transform? How many employees are in the organization? What kind of work are they doing? Etc..

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Martin

Martin

Hi Joost, we are currently around 140 people, approx. 90 in-house and another 50 distributed. Having said that, remote work and distributed workforce is not new to us. Being a digital performance marketing company we have many roles that in theory can work distributed.

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Joost

Joost

Ok clear. Best example I can think of is the Belgium ministry of Social Security. We wrote some articles about them (https://corporate-rebels.com/government-department/) and they are also one of the main cases in our book...

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Martin

Martin

The book arrived just in time :-)

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Pim

Pim

Lovely stack of books ;)

Martin, I've been listening lately to the podcast "Distibuted" with Matt Mullenweg (CEO of Automattic) which is all about remote work and examples of remote companies. Highly recommended: https://open.spotify.com/show/59bljZU7v9cJTXKvlfnFN8?si=ETRqPNkvQw2IFN1xCnX6Dg

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