While remote work has been under assault at larger companies such as IBM and Yahoo, an increasing number of US workers are working that way.
From 2012 to 2016, the percentage of US employees working remotely jumped from 39 percent to 43 percent, according to Gallup’s State of the American Worker report. Given that fact, it makes sense for small business owners to think through remote work — chances are you’re doing it now — and ponder how the practice can help you scale from a one-person entity to five employees and beyond.
We caught up with Michael Pryor, head of product at Trello. Trello makes team management tools and was recently acquired by Atlassian. Pryor’s team has worked remotely since inception as the company has scaled. Here’s a look at how remote workers can help you scale from a solo act to a larger business and have a smarter office.