How mature is your remote team?
How remote could kill Silicon Valley and hundreds of windows to cast to your TV
Our handpicked selection of readings for this week features a rare piece from Matt Mullenweg, Wordpress's founder. He has been a strong believer in remote teams operating his company, which powers 60-percent-ish of the entire internet with a 100% remote team.
In this article, he shares a framework based on team autonomy to measure the maturity level of a remote team. Spoiler: it comes all down to the level of asynchronicity in which a team can operate.
On the opposite of the "Remote Trend", Steve Levin argues that most of Silicon Valley's success is (was?) based in the serendipity of close encounters and the opportunity to discuss and collaborate organically. In his words, Remote Work, will be the end of Silicon Valley as we know it. Yet taking the current state of affairs and the abuse of power of platforms, it might not be a bad thing after all.
Finally, WindowSwap is a beautiful project that will allow you to temporarily travel to a random and remote window. It works by showing you a 10 min video of someone's window in HQ. This way you can feel that you are at least moving from one shelter to another while this shelter at place period lasts.
Pro Tip: Cast this into your largest TV for maximum results.
See you next week
// Your Reading List
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