With a few weeks of social distancing and WFH under their belts, many teams and companies now face a bigger challenge: Can large teams thrive while working remotely indefinitely?
To answer this question, we went straight to Maggie Leung. Over the past six years, she's built out the large content team charged with crafting the personal finance coverage that has helped NerdWallet stand out — and they’ve been fully remote from the very beginning.
"When it comes to remote work, there’s no huge secret, silver bullets or magic potion. To make our large remote team work, we do a lot of small things consistently and we know that every element matters. It’s like going to the gym every day — everyone knows it’s healthy, but not everyone does it consistently," she says.
Today on the Review, she opens up about all of those small things that make her 80-person team work well remotely. From how you can create space for conversation and fight fires with candor, to the importance of shining a spotlight on what good looks like, Leung shares the leadership strategies (and mistakes) that have been essential to her journey as a remote exec.