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Navigating the World of Distributed Teams | Tracy Young (TigerEye) & Jen Wolf (Initialized)

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December 8, 2023
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Navigating the World of Distributed Teams | Tracy Young (TigerEye) & Jen Wolf (Initialized)
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<p class="h1-rich">🤏 TL;DR</p>

TigerEye, a go-to-market platform that helps track and predict business performance, is still in stealth mode but will launch early next year. The advantages of remote work include recruiting the best talent, flexibility, work-life balance, reduced office space costs, increased productivity, and diverse team members. To build a strong company culture, foster trust within the team, have clear communication, hold regular meetings, and enforce core values. Develop a clear process for hiring and firing employees, including giving clear expectations and a chance to improve.

<p class="h1-rich">✨ Summary</p>

Introduction

  • Jen Wolf introduces Tracy, CEO and co-founder of TigerEye
  • TigerEye is a go-to-market platform that helps track and predict business performance
  • TigerEye is still in stealth mode but will launch early next year

Advantages of Remote Work

  • Remote work allows for recruiting the best talent and offers flexibility and work-life balance
  • Remote work reduces office space costs and allows for investment in other areas
  • Remote work provides benefits such as increased productivity and diverse team members

Building Trust and Company Culture

  • Trust is crucial for remote work success and should be fostered within the team
  • Clear communication, both verbal and written, is essential for remote teams
  • Regular meetings and show-and-tell sessions help maintain accountability and progress

Core Values and Commitments

  • TigerEye's core values include wholeheartedness, humility, trust, simplicity, and kaizen (continuous improvement)
  • The 10 commitments to each other ensure alignment with core values and promote accountability

Scaling Teams and Hiring

  • Firing employees who do not meet expectations should be done with direct communication and a generous timeframe for improvement
  • Hiring the right people involves assessing cultural fit and aligning with core values
  • Clear communication and humility are key traits to look for in potential hires

Final Advice for Founders

  • Being a founder is challenging, but it is rewarding to see progress every day
  • Life is short, so take care of loved ones, try new things, and prioritize happiness
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