How to build and run a remote company
It's fun! You get out of your everyday life and travel to a beautiful place to meet your Slack and Zoom people. Get work done as a team. Brainstorm. Build relationships.
60% of the companies on Remote Hunt are organizing team offsites at least once a year:
🏞 Unsplash: "We get to know each other better beyond work."
📅 Toggl Plan: "We make memories."
🦊 GitLab: "We build community and get some work done!"
But then came COVID, and many had to cancel their plans.
NextRetreat – a company organizing remote team retreats – asked 160 companies last year about their plans, and 55% of teams said they had replaced team retreats with various types of online activities.
But when is the world ready for physical team offsites again? This is what Remote Hunt's community thinks:
"I'd love to do a retreat in 2021, but since I myself have flown 2 weeks ago from Belgrade to Tel Aviv, and it was a nightmare, and both Belgrade and London are currently in a lockdown, I'd say it's a bit early for planning retreats… So I think we'll start working on it around July."
🦉 David from ScholarshipOwl
"Yes, we have actually planned our first post-covid retreat in August! Conditional on some things, but we are planning it expecting that we will be able to pull it off."
🪶 Sondre from SafetyWing
"At this point, we're tentatively looking at September 2021 to host this retreat, but this is still very much up in the air since it's hard to tell what the state of things will look like at that point in time."
☑️ Andrew from Doist
While it seems that remote companies are thinking about meeting in 2021, many of them are not yet actually planning a physical retreat. We'll keep you updated!