I'm an Office Manager in an Officeless Company, so... What Am I Supposed to Do?

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When I tell people that I’m an Office Manager working for an oficeless company – that is, a company without a physical office – they seem hesitant, frowning their eyebrows as if waiting for the impending punchline.

If there's no office… why does a company need an Office Manager? 🤔

Turns out, all-remote companies with distributed teams are more complex than most people think, and do require an Office Manager. Let's see why!

How to Maintain Company Culture With Remote Teams

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Every day, we see more and more companies with distributed workforces & remote teams. Some belong to the sharing economy while others do it because they’re a small team and prefer to work from their hometowns. Everyone has a reason for remote work, however there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus for how to create a 100% remote company. In this post, we’ll share a few tips that helped us build and maintain our culture when everyone works remotely.

Here's How We Use Basecamp to Manage our Teams Remotely

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I've been long enough working in consulting, and in very different kind of companies, to know that what works today, might not necessarily work tomorrow. Teams change, companies transition from being services-only to making their own products, some others expand internationally, new policies are adopted and what have you.

For sure, the tools we everyday work with also evolve. Most of them, for the better. That's the case of Basecamp, one of our favourite tools. Read on, if you want to learn how we use it to manage our oficeless company.

How to Handle Client Work Remotely: Our Communication Stack

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As a remote working company, we work from very different places and at very different times. That is, we have no office. Because of that, we face a lot of questions about how we deal with customers: "How do you earn their trust?", "how can they know if you're working?", "how do you deal with specification changes?" and so on.

Dealing with clients while being a remote working company is not easy. In this entry, we explain how we do it.

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