Technology keeps bringing significant opportunities to the world, and one of them — the ability to collaborate with talent from anywhere. In the past, startuppers, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives were limited to building a local workforce. Today, however, more companies are increasingly finding new ways to engage remote teams. 🌍
Geo-diverse is a trend that is only going to grow, which is why companies need a practical way to set up their teams for success. But building a fully remote team is far from a walk in the park. What happens when your headquarters is based in San Francisco, and the team you’re building is in Ukraine? In Seattle, Portland, Lisbon, London or anywhere else in the world?
🔹 What do you need to build a geo-diverse team?
🔹 What are the challenges you might face building a team in another country?
🔹 Distributed team management in a time of crisis — how to cope with it?
🔹 How to set up a remote team for success?
🔸 Carl Sverre — Senior Director, Helios at MemSQL — had a challenge in 2019: to build a team in Ukraine in one month. Spoiler: it went successfully.
Today, Carl is up to a new challenge: hiring in Seattle, San Francisco, Lisbon, and keep on building the Kyiv-based team. What lessons did he learn building a distributed team?
MemSQL — Graduated from Y-Combinator in winter of 2011, it is now the world’s fastest SQL database with total funding $158.1M.