Many companies have people the work from home occasionally or employees that work fully remote. However, a growing number of startups are starting entirely remote and growing the company with the expectation they will stay a distributed organization.
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The following are remote native companies with all employees working remotely.
Most messages sent on Slack do not happen in public or private channels, but in DMs. This indicates a preference for 1:1 comminication given the option.
When working remotely, teams rely on low-bandwidth collaboration (e.g. video conferencing). It’s difficult to do certain kinds of creative work that involves fiddling and rapid iteration like product design. To make up for it, tools used need to be exceptionally fast at producing a change (e.g. pixels on a screen, reloading code) that a group can react to otherwise it amplifies the friction of low-bandwidth collaboration.