What A Remote Team Needs To Be Successful When Working On A Mission Critical Project

Holly Cardew at Founder of Pixc (right) and Poornima Vijayashanker, founder of Femgineer (left)

Interview with Holly Cardew Founder of Pixc

All this month we’ve been talking about remote working as it relates to recruiting, training, and retaining remote workers. We started out by tackling how to recruit remote workers for people who may be new to it. Then we discussed how to train, hold accountable, and retain remote workers.

After last week’s episode a number of you wrote in to share your experience via email or on social media. Thank Kate B, Lauren H, and Shannon W for reaching out!

You’ve each embraced remote by either proving that you can be a productive remote employee, building a team, and now you’re juggling things like remote-first versus remote-friendly and making additional hires.

However, I know there are still people who are on the fence. So in the final episode for this month, we’re going to address a BIG concern that often holds people back from recruiting and managing a remote team: the nature of the work that needs to be done.

Most hiring managers we talk to are OK with hiring a virtual assistant to handle day-to-day tasks. But when it comes to a mission critical project like launching a startup or handling very important client or customers, going remote seems too risky, and people opt for hiring a team on-site.

In today’s episode, we’ll talk about why it boils down changing your process depending on the nature of work your remote workers are doing.

Holly Cardew the Founder of Pixc is back to help us out. Holly has grown and scaled her team across Australia and Asia. And has done so in a number of job functions spanning both the business side with roles such as virtual assistants and marketers, to the technical side hiring software developers and designers to build the product.

As you watch today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • How to manage a remote team that is working on a mission critical project
  • How customers and clients benefit from a team of remote workers
  • Why facetime is still important for remote teams — especially when kicking off a project
  • How to facilitate facetime amongst remote workers
  • A simple first step for people who are on the fence about hiring remote workers

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