At 6nomads, we have developed a tool that helps hire remote workers, because we firmly believe the future lies with distributed teams. We were very passionate about promoting this idea, but were met with undefeatable resistance in the face of seemingly progressive managers. You might relate to them more than you expect.
We wanted to write an article to ridicule recruiters, the stiffness of the top IT-companies, and the old ways in which entrepreneurship looks to be stuck. But along the way, we realized that managers, who can't let go of their primitive need for control, who are ultimately setting development back, are the ones we're actually mad at. See, HR inevitably ends up mimicking the situation in the market, enterprise is generally unchangeable (at least in the near future). However, leaders can "see the light" and make the future appear just a bit closer.
We do not want to restate the obvious: how easy it has become to connect with someone on the other side of the globe or that companies like InVision, GitLab, Basecamp, Evernote, Ghost, 1password, Wordpress, and many more, have been employing the use of distributed teams for a while now. We want to talk about personal experiences, in the words of those whom you might be more eager to trust.
Our main thesis: