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The pandemic instigated and accelerated remote and digital transformation for companies of all sizes worldwide. There is no question as to whether or not the 2020 pandemic effected your company, the only question is: how?

Collectively, many of us adapted and learned how to work remotely, some companies were already skilled at this, while others had to figure things out on the fly.

Now, roughly a year from the beginning of COVID19, the world is a very different place; many companies that might have never considered remote work are now committed to it. The nature of a company’s growth, the…


Sure, remote work isn’t always easy; the nuances of team culture, collaboration, and career progression as a remote worker take time and finesse to master. However, some of the fundamentals are easy, and with a few refinements and adjustments, you can take your remote game to the next level. Here are some tips that we think are useful.

  1. Be Proactive About Questions and Praise: Without quick hallway conversations to clarify a detail or context, it can be easy to get lost. Great remote teammates ask questions fearlessly, early, and often. Similarly colleagues feed off of positive feedback when deserved. …

We are really happy to announce that Merico Build has been released as an open-source project. After a year or so of work on the app, this is an exciting moment for us. More importantly (our “why”) it’s a significant moment for developers whose code might previously have gone unacknowledged.

So what exactly is Build? Build takes our core technology (super advanced contribution analytics) and makes it available to developers and maintainers to reveal and articulate accomplishments, strengths, and community growth.

We are now hosting the code and project as a whole on GitHub.

GitHub is clearly the default for…


Each week at RemoteRated.com, we speak with leading remote CEOs to share practical insights on running and growing remote teams and companies. This week, we speak with Corine Tan, co-founder of Kona, building innovative technology to bring more self-awareness and empathy to remote managers and leadership.

Corine is a young entrepreneur who quickly adapted to the pandemic-induced remote world — interviewing hundreds of managers and leaders to identify a key need. In the last year, she and her team have found an impactful area to focus on: empathetic leadership. …


Each week at RemoteRated.com, we speak with leading remote CEOs to share practical insights on running and growing remote teams and companies. This week, we speak with Shiloh Johnson, Founder & CEO of ComplYant, a remote-first startup solving costly tax challenges for SMBs.

Shiloh built her career like many of us, in a more traditional corporate environment, complete with the dreaded LA-traffic-commute. This experience led Shiloh to pursue a remote-centric life, first as a solopreneur, and then as a founder of a remote-first startup.

The full video of the interview is below, we’ve condensed the conversation to make the takeaways…


Each week at RemoteRated.com, we speak with leading remote CEOs to share practical insights on running and growing remote teams and companies. This week, we speak with Darren Buckner, co-founder & CEO of Workfrom, building powerful tools and workspaces to make remote work feel more connected and collaborative.

Darren is no stranger to remote, having worked as a remote software engineer in the past, and in that experience discovered his love of remote work. We speak about the importance of trust, flow-states, and developing authentic personal connection as a remote team.

The full video of the interview is below, we’ve…


Each week at RemoteRated.com, we speak with leading remote CEOs to share practical insights on running and growing remote teams and companies. This week, we speak with Chris Bourdon, co-founder & CEO of With, an innovative solution for remote teams to connect and collaborate, seamlessly bringing shared experiences and personal interactions into the virtual realm.

Chris built a career with over 15 years at Apple, a company known for its operational excellence and forward-thinking approaches — bringing this same commitment to excellence to their own product, Chris and the With team are finding opportunities to make collaboration and synchronous interaction…


Each week at RemoteRated.com, we speak with leading remote CEOs to share practical insights on running and growing remote teams and companies. This week, we speak with Thejo Kote, the Founder & CEO of Airbase, the leading spend management platform for small and midsize companies.

Thejo is no stranger to entrepreneurship and sold his previous company Automatic to SiriusXM for over $100M. This time around, Thejo is ahead of the curve yet again, building a remote-first company before the pandemic required every company to be remote.

The full video of the interview is below, we’ve condensed the conversation to make…


The leadership and development of a remote organization requires skills, perspective, and strategies that might not be obvious to ‘traditional’ CEOs. We polled communities and researched for ourselves to identify which CEOs are truly excelling in leading their company, culture, and people in a remote world.

Factors we consider:

  • Communication: We gave strong consideration to CEOs with articulate public leadership with regard to the remote conversation. CEOs that are evangelizing best practices, employee empowerment, and remote transformation immediately became candidates.
  • Employee Endorsement: Has the CEO received praise, and positive testimonial online? …


We built RemoteRated.com to be totally focused on the factors that make or break a remote company. While no rating system can be exhaustive, we feel confident that with a few key facets accounted for that our ratings can provide a coherent and insightful sense of a company’s remote health and competence. At the very least, it’s a good start!

So what exactly does it mean to be “RemoteRated?” What criteria do we believe matters, and why? We’re sharing this today to help others think about their own strengths and weaknesses, and to hear from the remote work community —…

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