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Mar 20, 2020
Tips for understanding the remote work model

Over the past several days, you probably learned a lot about running a distributed, or fully remote team. Namely, that it can be challenging. Here’s where we can share some insights to help smooth out your company’s transition to a new work model.


For over 20 years, we’ve helped businesses of all sizes adapt through significant change and increase effectiveness by working with independent professionals located around the world. You can say this way of working is in our DNA. Before everyone had to work from home, nearly 1,200 of Upwork’s team members worked remotely and every team within our organization worked with remote talent. 


Over the years, we’ve written a lot of articles to help business leaders understand what a remote, agile work model is, and how to leverage it effectively. I pulled together a few articles that you may find helpful:


Why Top Companies Are Ditching the 9-to-5 for Flexible Working Arrangements

  • What is flexible working, exactly? And why should your company consider embracing a more flexible mindset in the way you cultivate talent? Read on for more insight into why many of today’s top companies are ditching the 9-to-5 for flexible working arrangements.


Think Your Company’s Ready for Organizational Change? Here’s How to Gauge It?

  • Many organizations talk about ways they can do things better or faster, but not all work in a culture that’s ready for organizational change. Read this article to help you access your organization’s change-readiness.


What is a Freelancer? And How Do I Work With Them?


4 Traits to Look for When Hiring Remote Workers

  • Building a remote team can have its challenges, but it also has advantages. How do you decide which remote workers are right for your team? Here are four traits to look for.


How to Get Started Building Your Remote Support Team

  • Once you’ve decided that it’s time to go remote with your customer support team, you’ll want to put some thought into creating a plan for what you want your team to look like, how you want it to operate, and what types of work and support channels you need covered. Read this article for steps to get you started.


Please stay safe and healthy. And let us know how we can help.

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