Empty calendars πŸ—“

The screenshot is from @amix3k, the founder of Doist with the caption:
"Why I love async-first! πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ"

Doist – like an increasing number of other remote startups – is working asynchronously. It means things like:

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ you don’t have to be available by default during the day
βœ‰οΈ you can respond to messages when it suits you best
🎧 you have more time for deep, uninterrupted work

Want to hit the gym first thing in the morning? Fine! Walk your dog many times during the day? Of course!

But this doesn’t mean that you will be totally disconnected from your team. You will still have scheduled meetings. You will still answer emails. You are still available, just not in real-time.

The transition from sync-first to async-first has been happening for the last several years, but it’s increasingly accelerating. People value the freedom to plan their days more than ever, and companies value happy employees.

This is what async-first startups on Remote Hunt are saying:

"Working async provides us with more flexibility, and makes everyone owner of their time and work." – πŸ’ Slite

"There are no expectations for immediate replies; people will reply when they can :)" – πŸ’¬ AhoyConnect

"Team members don’t have to watch Slack constantly while working." – πŸ’Ύ Kinsta

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