Episode 11: 6 Tips on Setting Up Your Distributed Company

January 14, 2021

CGL is a fully distributed company that values the autonomy of every individual on our team. We investigate and provide high-quality solutions for our clients. However, we do so without threatening the personal freedom among our team members. 

This has raised a lot of questions from our listeners. There are so many different opinions brought into a distributed workplace like ours. Yet, we have found a way to navigate these disagreements and work together for the benefit of our customers. Many of you have wondered how we make this work.

The answer is 6 steps. We used 6 steps to set up our distributed company. They have empowered us to attend to the needs of our clients without throwing autonomy out the window. Our team members feel respected and our clients are satisfied. 

Today, I speak with CGL’s Co-founder Noam Cohen and we share those 6 steps with you.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Step number 1: Go all in
  • How to hire the right person and set expectations with them early on
  • Step number 2: Set clear expectations with your team members
  • Why clear communication and expectations are even more important when you have a distributed company
  • Step number 3: Choose the right technology tools for your distributed company
  • Why you must train your team to actually use the programs to which you subscribe
  • Step number 4: Write down processes for everything you do
  • Step number 5: Have frequent check-ins with your team members
  • Step number 6: Figure out HR and compliance rules
  • The advantages of outsourcing HR

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