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I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

As of recently many leadership teams are faced with the need to manage remote teams. This is not easy to do and learning how from those who have been working this way for years is really valuable.

Below find three interviews that you will find most useful with with individuals who head up teams that have been fully remote for years. I hope you find these a useful resource.

First up is an interview with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic who is a major authority on the subject, as he heads up an all-remote team of 1,200 based in 70 countries.

This is a great conversation.

Next up is this conversation between Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of Basecamp have been remote working for 20 years. They head up a team of 51 spread out over 32 cities.

They also authored the book Remote: No office required.

In this live stream they did a great Q&A session on the sudden need companies now have to go remote. LOTS of insights here. (Btw if you follow them on Periscope you will see they have done a few more since this broadcast. All worth a listen.)]]

Jason Fried: “REMOTE Livestream Q&A with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson” (pscp.tv)

Finally there is this great conversation between leaders who are in the remote work trenches, representing Zapier, Trello, Wildbit, HubSpot and MeetEdgar. The insights are gold if sudden remote work is a situation you currently face.