#166 Michael Dowden, Managing Remote Teams


Michael Dowden tells me about his experiences building and managing remote teams.


Who he is, what he does. Managing a remote team, first employees hired over social media; skipped formal interviews some times; impact of Covid on team, meetings instead of email, stress. Not “work from home”; types of remote work, being available, meeting occasionally; how the team handled remote work; improving communication, document outcomes/decisions, documentation is the “source of truth”, message overload; employees dedicated to managing communication; handling difficult conversations, don’t let it linger; handling HR/legal issues across country/world; agile and remote work, Live Share; tips for remote work,


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