The Joys & Benefits of Working as a Distributed Team by Joel Gascoigne

Liz Presson • 22 June 2015

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What: The Joy & Benefits of Working as a Distributed Team
Who: Content by Co-Founder and CEO of Buffer, Joel Gascoigne. Fully distributed since 2012 with 40+ employees.
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So first up, here’s a post by Joel Gascoigne that acts as a great reminder of the benefits of working as a distributed team. I personally have this one bookmarked. When people ask “why distributed?” it’s an incredible resource. Also, since it’s been around for a while some of the comments are valuable too.

“I think the distributed team discussion is often focused around the challenges. I wanted to share from our experience the fun side of being distributed, which I think far outweighs the challenges…” – Joel Gascoigne

>> Read “The Joys & Benefits of Working as a Distributed Team”

Services/Tools: A couple of awesome services/tools mentioned in the comments of this post—

  • Foresight: a suite of back-office services like accounting, payroll, compliance
  • Timezone: a tool to help plan calls without Googling time zones

Another great read by Joel:

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