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What does it mean to be radically remote? For us, ‘radically remote’ isn't just a catchy phrase. It's a defiant stance against the age-old narrative that confines productive work to office cubicles.
It's about championing the undeniable merits of remote work, busting the baseless myths that plague it, and guiding remote leaders through a galaxy of challenges.
We wanted to create a community of remote leaders who could share information, ideas and learn from each other to advance the remote work cause.
And we did.
We launched The Radically Remote Newsletter on LinkedIn 4 months ago in May. Since then, our rebel community has grown to over 1.6 million subscribers – the largest anywhere in the world.
The outpouring of insight, positive sentiment and genuine engagement has been incredible!
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Here is what you’ve been missing.
May The Remote Workforce Be with You (The Rebellion Has Arrived)
[3 min read]
Our first edition. We launched Radically Remote into the world and held our breaths. We knew that history would prove us right, but first we needed evidence that people felt as passionately about the cause as we do. Of course, over 800,000 of you responded.
Our biweekly newsletter was born!
- We called resume screening ‘corporate horoscopes’ and we’re not sorry
- Out of Office Destination Portugal: Top Insights from the World’s Biggest Remote Work Conference
- Insights from you on the lessons you’ve learned about leading remote teams
- We recommended the book ‘How the Future Works,’ by Brian Elliot, Sheela Subramanian, Helen Kupp and Stewart Butterfield
You Get What You Pay For (Why Cheap Labor is a Rookie Mistake)
[5 min read]
Our second edition challenged the idea that when you hire people overseas, they can be so much cheaper. Equating cost with value is essential when hiring remote talent.
Yet companies hire abroad to save a buck, then wonder why they get a revolving door of talent, plummeting morale and a tarnished reputation as a result. Go figure!
Global outsourcing is all about paying the best people well. We hit 1 million subscribers after this edition launched.
- Our article on global outsourcing and the travesty of cheap labor
- An Out of Office episode on remote layoffs and if they’re ethical
- A motivational interviewing cheat sheet showcase
- We asked you how you prefer to communicate with remote coworkers
- A sage advice video featuring Steve Brain, our EVP of Technical Product Management
- An original remote work comic: The most remote worker
License to Upskill: The Two Sides of Remote Work Autonomy
[5 min read]
The third edition spoke about the pros and cons of being an independent contractor. Everyone here at Crossover is an independent contractor, so we weren’t short on stories.
The conclusion that we came to is that it’s a high stakes game, but the rewards are just as high. That’s why it isn’t for everyone. But none of us would ever give it up, and this edition outlines why.
- The spy-themed article on independent contracting pros and cons
- An Out of Office: Destination Andorra shot with Kaan Ozdokmeci
- An article share that details the latest AI and performance management tools
- Your ideas on how to inspire creativity in remote work teams
- A book recommendation, ‘The HBR Guide to Remote Work’
- An original remote work comic: The meet cringe
Breaking The Time/Space Continuum with Async Work
[5 min read]
Our fourth edition fell on ‘international work from home day,’ which we celebrated. It would been all out, but some people still believe WFH is the same as remote work – which it absolutely isn’t.
So, we created a beginner’s guide to asynchronous work instead and themed it around time travel. To clarify some murkier terms for novices.
- The time traveler’s guide to asynchronous working
- An Out of Office episode on how feedback is a remote work superpower
- An async tools list article for remote leaders
- A fun MBTI article on your remote communication style
- The community weighs in the difference between WFH and remote work
- A book recommendation by Gustavo Razzetti called Remote ‘Not Distant ’
- An original remote work meme: Remote Manager
Has Your Boss Caught Hybrid Hysteria? The Challenges of Remote Work
[5 min read]
In our fifth installment of Radically Remote, we zoomed in on hybrid work, and how people define it. It’s a topic we needed to address, so we did it in the form of an article on hybrid models.
Using the quadrant we designed, our hope was to help companies better define how they set and implement hybrid work policies in business.
- The article on Hybrid Hysteria with the models to help you choose
- Out of Office: Destination Romania with Dragos Nuta
- An article on bad remote managers and what they look like
- Another article on remote collaboration with a fun infographic
- You let us know the remote challenges you face and overcome most often
- A remote work meme: The culture
Are Degrees Overrated? Here’s What Congress Says…
[5 min read]
In our sixth edition, we questioned the relevance of degrees as reliable indicators of job fit. While a degree might unlock opportunities and wealth, it's high time we tore down this Paper Ceiling.
Along with our insights on degrees, our Out of Office episode dissected the detrimental effects of job gatekeeping on countless hopefuls, centering on the hard evidence behind it.
- An Out of Office episode on The Paper Ceiling
- An article predicting the future of hiring: Cognition is King
- A tool share on skills-based testing and how it beats traditional hiring
- A new segment on breaking news in remote work
- You told us what success looks like in remote team work
- An original remote work comic: Staying grounded
What Goldilocks Got Right: Curating an Async Environment That Works
[4 min read]
In edition seven we focused on Async August and helping remote teams solve their biggest challenges – using one simple method.
Dysfunctional async teams are hard to catch and fix, which is why hard-hitting solutions like the Goldilocks Method work.
In this newsletter we looked at understanding and adjusting the temperature of your remote team, to find their ‘just right.’
- An article on using the Goldilocks Method to solve remote team troubles
- Out of Office: Destination Turkey with Tolgahan Albayrak
- The breaking news of the week
- An article on the 7 habits of highly successful remote leaders
- Your insights on what the perfect remote workplace looks like
- A remote work meme: Aliens did it first
How Efficient is Your Hiring Process? Level Up Your Hiring Pipeline
[5 min read]
In our eighth issue of Radically Remote, we looked at how companies hire. Many are slow and outdated in their approach.
We shared a way for teams to hire much faster, cutting down their hiring time by 80%. Our article focused on how quicker hiring can make a big difference, emphasizing the need to work smarter, not harder, for results.
- The article on time-to-fill and streamlining your hiring practices
- An Out of Office episode on The Return to Office Gaslight
- A list of the 5 must-read remote work books this year
- You share how you procrastinate and how you overcome it
- A fresh batch of breaking news for that week
- A timeless remote work meme: Expanding consciousness
Follow The Leaders: Announcing The 2023 Remote Hero Awards
[5 min read]
The ninth edition was dedicated to The Remote Work Leadership Awards for 2023. We combed through hundreds of people and identified eight who were out there doing the most for remote work.
This newsletter honored each of them in a category unique to their contributions. It was for the people who elevate, innovate and inspire everyone around them.
- The Remote Work Leadership Awards of 2023
- Out of Office: Destination Nepal with Dipesh Adhikari
- The latest breaking news for the week
- A series of some of our absolute best resources and tools
- You told us when you were most productive
- A remote work meme: The hybrid scaries
Every edition included the latest jobs being offered on our jobs page here.
It’s been a wild ride so far for our remote work community, and we’re aiming to rollout some special segments and inclusions for the coming editions. If you have any ideas for remote work topics, drop by and say hello in the comments. We read all of them!
To the next ten editions, and to our continued rebellion.