This week Jon is joined by Matthew Lenzi of Hanno - a globally distributed product design agency. Hanno are quite unique in the way that they run their business, using a distributed team working around the world in a self-described vision of how companies should work in the future. They’re living the dream sold to us by the level of communication offer by the internet - something that’s quite unique and I’ve not seen anyone else do quite as successfully before.
In this episode they cover:
- The history of Hanno; how it formed and how the idea of using a distributed team model came from.
- Using regular company retreats to work/be together in person.
- Daily communication technique, such as: PPP - plans, progress & problems.
- Working around the clock in different timezones.
- Using ‘pods’ of team members on projects.
- Letting everyone choose where and when they work, and how much they get paid.
- Pairing up remotely by planning around people's schedules.
- Over communicating.
- Introverted and extroverted personalities in distributed teams.
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