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Welcome to the 88 new DTTO subscribers who joined us since last Tuesday.

Every week I'll send you a summary of the latest modern teams we've been researching (+ current job openings).

Don't settle for an unhealthy team

A Skynova survey showed only 37% of employees say their teams are healthy (a team built on trust and friendliness).

This matches my experience. Over the course of my career about 1 in 3 of the teams I have worked on had a healthy culture. 

I have always lived by a simple career rule. If I began dreading work with a colleague or manager, it was time for change. The type of anxiety where you're thinking about work 24/7 and second guessing every comment from your boss is horrible. It's a flashing neon sign that something has to change.

Trust and friendliness don't cost you anything. As a manager or colleague, showing up with these attributes makes work worthwhile. 

If you find yourself on an unhealthy team, don't settle. There are more forward-thinking teams being built than ever before. Be patient. Research the people, culture, values and benefits. Find a healthier team.

Interview with Taylan Pince, Founder of Hipo
  • Tell us about what you do and where your team is located. 
    We are a remote-first product agency, with teammates currently residing in Ireland, Spain, Germany and Turkey. We specialize in solving complex product problems and launching complete platforms, with a focus on fintech and blockchain industries.
  • What's a modern benefit you offer your team that isn't mainstream yet?
    Despite the fast pace of our products, we are proud to maintain a "marathon" mindset at work. We make time for self-growth and hobbies, never work on weekends or after hours. We have a "delete Slack" policy when on vacation. We offer education and conference budgets, as well as organizing our yearly in-person retreat for the whole team. This year it's happening in Bodrum, Turkey, at a beautiful resort.

    Perhaps most importantly, we have an innovative equity distribution program that allows all of our teammates to benefit from the equity partnerships that Hipo makes. We have significant ownership of every product we develop, and when we have an exit scenario, we redistribute 20% of the value of the exit to our team, every time.
  • Tell us about your approach to meetings vs async communication? 
    We keep synchronous meetings to a single, half-hour meeting per week. This is mainly for alignment and making sure priorities are good to go. All other discussion is on Slack, with sync Zoom calls whenever needed (usually 5-10 minute quick chats). Our strength comes from a detailed product spec documentation and ticketing process, since shared documents allow the team to sync without having to talk things through all the time.
  • What's your favourite tool for remote collaboration? 
    No surprises here: Work revolves around Slack and Zoom at Hipo. If I had to pick one, it would be Slack since it allows asynchronous communication.
  • Can you give us one prediction for the future of work? 
    I believe that teams that can straddle the fine line between centralized culture and processes with decentralized / async decision mechanisms with small, remote and independent work groups will win the future and deliver exceptional products.
Latest forward-thinking companies and job opportunities 👇
Overpass: One-stop solution for remote sales. Hire qualified sales reps, manage, and track campaign progress in one digital location.

7 current openings in Marketing, Sales, Development & Admin
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - We encourage anyone who wants to work with Overpass to apply, regardless of where you live. It’s passion that matters here.
  • Health benefits 💪 - Health is more than medical coverage for you and your family. You can participate in yoga or bootcamp fitness classes, and enjoy access to healthy produce, snacks, and a wellness discount program.
Podia: Building the most creator-friendly platform that helps people sell online courses, webinars, memberships, and digital downloads.

5 current openings in Support, Development, Design & Marketing
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - Our team is spread across North America, South America, and Western Europe, and our headquarters is Slack
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️ - We try to have some overlap time every day, but outside of that work whenever & wherever you work best
  • Trusting managers 🦸‍♀️ - No micro-managing here. You’ll be given high-level direction and then left to solve it the way you feel is best.
DNSimple: Provides simple and secure domain name services that make your life easier with a carefully crafted web interface and a REST API for automation.

2 current openings in Engineering & Marketing
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - We built DNSimple to be 100% remote from day one. Flexible schedules. No offices. Work where you want.
  • Transparent salaries 💰 - You have access to business goals, accounting, and salaries. No hidden agendas.
GuildedA small group of people that loves gaming and loves building great products.

current opening in Engineering
  • Work from anywhere 🌎  - You can work from wherever you want, whenever you feel the most productive.
  • Transparent salaries 💰 We offer competitive Bay Area salaries with generous equity, no matter where in the world you live.
  • Company retreats ✈️ -  We're a fun and friendly bunch. Hang out, play games, and join in our bi-annual team offsites to check out new places and get some IRL time with the team. VIP Partner Agency. Sponsored WordPress Core & Community Opportunities. Rigorous Coding Standards, Peer Review, and Mentorship.

10 current openings in Content, Engineering, Design, Product & Project Mgmt
  • Work from anywhere 🌎  Live where you want.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️ -  Work a flexible schedule. Enjoy your life, your loved ones, and your work in a balanced way. 
All TurtlesAll Turtles is an AI startup studio developing practical AI products.

19 current openings in Marketing, Engineering, Design, Product & Sales
  • Work from anywhere 🌎  You should work where you have the best job and live where you have the best life. 
  • Trusting managers 🦸‍♀️ - You’re encouraged to exercise autonomy because we trust you to use good judgment - whether it’s about the work you do or the location(s) where you work best.
Duck Duck Go: Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.

8 current openings in Finance, Legal, Biz Dev, Marketing, Engineering & UX
  • Work from anywhere 🌎  - Love where you work. Since 2012, we've maintained an average team retention of over 90%. That's held as we doubled in size during 2019-20.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️ - No core hours means working when you're most productive, and taking time off when you need it.

Tools & Resources 🔧

  • Woice - Talk, collaborate and meet online asynchronously.
  • ​Modern Teams Twitter list - Public Twitter list I curated full of people adding value to the future of work conversation. 

Top stories from last week 💡

  • ‘It’s just another 9 to 5’: Employers assess productivity levels after introducing 4-day work week Digiday
  • The 'Great Resignation' is finally getting companies to take burnout seriously. Is it enough? Time
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