As a world leader in remote work, we've identified six key areas necessary to effectively operate a remote organization. Find out how remote ready your organization is with our 3-5 minute assessment.
Our Remote Work Readiness model includes everything from company culture to technological capabilities, helping us assess your current remote readiness capabilities and offer suggestions to help your organization build and sustain a robust remote work environment.
Our model looks at six key areas essential to running a successful remote organization.
Hiring and retaining talent looks very different for a distributed workforce. Company leaders must be prepared to change the way they manage teams and track progress. A culture that values trust, autonomy, and diverse skillsets is critical.
For a remote company to succeed, leaders must be prepared to invest in a values-based culture that champions trust and transparency. To accomplish company objectives, alignment among leaders and teams is paramount.
Traditional technologies are designed for locally-based teams, but there are a variety of new tools and programs that enable seamless communication and collaboration among globally-distributed teams.
Leveraging the proper software is the foundation for successful technical teams. Whether it's using 3rd party software or custom in-house systems, implementing remote best practices for development, design, and management allows organizations to excel remotely.
Having the right policies and procedures to operate remotely builds the foundation needed to accomplish business goals. With the right approach to mitigate risk, operating safely and securely outside location constraints is achievable.
Longterm success requires remote-specific considerations for security standards and privacy regulations. Customer and brand trust is established through risk avoidance designed for the remote workplace.
Companies in the Beginning Stage have many opportunities to implement new technologies, tools, and processes that will improve the productivity and collaboration of teams, mitigate risk and security issues, and dramatically increase the company's ability to be effective and efficient in a remote setting.
Companies in the Transitioning Stage may lack confidence in their ability to thrive in a remote environment. Some work has happened to move systems and processes into a remote-friendly framework, but many aspects of the business are still geographically tied.
Companies in the Developing Stage demonstrate a level of confidence and progress toward increasing their ability to thrive remotely. There are often more targeted or specific areas of opportunity to address in order to strengthen its efforts, particularly in the areas of technology and tools, as well as people and operations.
Companies in the Thriving Stage are confident in their remote work capabilities and have found that the adoption of the right technologies, the evolution of people and operations management, and a focus on trust-centric cultural practices are critical to success. Further improvements are possible in key areas, particularly in remote leadership, communication, productivity, and risk management.
For over a decade, Toptal has thrived as a fully distributed global company, with over 4,000 individuals working in a fully remote environment, in over 100 countries. We have no office.