I think we’re all wondering what our new normal is going to be after COVID-19. Personally, I don’t think everyone is going to go back to the office. Remote work won’t necessarily become the norm, but it’s going to become way more common.
So what can we expect?
SmartBug Media has been fully remote for 10+ years and I recently had the chance to chat with Ryan Malone about all things remote work.
Some key takeaways?
The conversation ran the full gamut, but an analogy he used really drove home the overall message to me. You know when someone moves away and people will say they drifted apart. Well...most of the time they drifted because they didn’t put in the effort. As a remote company, you need to put in the extra effort.
About our guest:
Ryan is CEO & Founder of SmartBug Media, a leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency with a unique 100% remote business model. He enjoys the gym, live music, people watching, and playing terrible guitar.
Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/ryanmalone/
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