Listen: United States, Europe, Facetime discussed on How I Built It
"The way you act in slang your behavior on a day to day basis. So we've in the past road, some values down of what we think are the correct values that we share within the teen the set at the end of the day were more into. Okay. Well, it's nice to have him on the wall rides. But just just applied them day to day. You know, so be helpful be collaborative share? The don't hide information, for example, for example. So that's how we've approached. Gotcha. And as far as. You know, getting FaceTime or your employees getting to know one another do you encourage like video calls you have team calls or anything like that to get everybody in a room, or or do you think that slack? Does a good job of that? No. It's the part parts. So. Yet. We we need to meet face to face. So we meet once a year on an annual meet up or annual trip them. Now is that sufficient I we feel it's not maybe should be once every nine months. What else 'cause we don't during the week? We don't really have conference calls all that much. We do have one. We do have some one on ones between let's say one of the project managers and some of the colleagues. We do encourage those things then we don't have stand up. So we don't have con calls. So there is there is a bit of like a loneliness or lack of getting to know each other or space for that. I know some other teams, and we we did one last we just try it. But I know some of the remote teams do, Hoppy our they'll do on Friday. They'll just like anyone comes into zoom or hang outs. And just starts like just to hang out, basically. That's that's pretty interesting. I haven't heard that before. But that sounds pretty neat. But I'm sure that maybe one of the one of the difficulties right? As you mentioned that you have employees urine, France, you have some folks on the east coast of the United States. And then did he said eastern United States and Europe, mostly right? So like, western Europe. Actually, I should correct. Because it's the midwest we have someone in the midwest. Yeah. Most we try not we basically don't hire people in on the west coast or in Asia street. It's just too far we need to have a few hours of overlap in order to properly function. So the person in the mid west she does really wake up early every morning, so but she used to work for an Australian company. So she was kind of used to that rights. Gotcha. Gotcha. Yes. That was probably a big improvement. I should say that as as a born and raised New Yorker, basically, anything west of New York and east of California's considered the midwest to me. Anything? That's not the coast. So okay. So that's so I guess one of the one of the this'll be the last thing we kinda talk about culture, but you want to make sure that you have overlapping time zones with your employees does that can be really hard. When I was favourite we had people in the US, and we had people in Romania and we had like a couple of hours in the morning, but you know, somebody may be in Australia was out of luck. If if they're counterpart was on the west coast of the US or maybe the east coast the US. So cool, very cool. And so the other thing that we the you mentioned about answering the question how can you scale a team? What came to mind was on boarding? And because I've kind of seen it at both ends in a traditional company. I basically like went around to everybody's office. And they taught me something about the job. And then in in a remote environment. I I had like one on ones with certain people in the company, but I feel like there was a lot more on the job training. So how do you how do you mitigate that? Right on boarding is. So. Basically, we do is.."