If COVID 19-pandemic finally ends, it will probably be remembered as a time of great tragedy remembered. But like any global crisis, but also the way the company is converted into memory as people think that the way to adapt, innovate and build a new world. For many companies, the burst of rapid, unplanned adoption of remote working has forced. For some this is a radical change in the way we should do business. But for others, such as global giants freelance Odesk is just another step towards a job made much more flexible fire that have long building. Since the pandemic, the way businesses operate has changed, Odesk and its President and CEO of Hayden Brown, have experienced a point only advantage, both as a company that big changes himself, and built one that a company of the Get remote Talent has 133,000 customer list throughout the world, and is used by many Fortune 500 companies remote work was part of oDesk operations for its two decades and history; earlier this year, before the pandemic, more than half of the 600 employees and 1,400 employees they were out of the office. But COVID-19 surprised Odesk much as other companies. In March, less than three months after Brown, former head of marketing and product leader of oDesk, President and CEO, was Odesk shoved remote control, to protect their workers. Two months later, Brown announced that the company will be “remote-first” enterprise; Odesk also blinds one of its three offices. Many other companies have recently announced business expanded from home programs, including Facebook, lodging and more. In an interview with the Brown long talked about how oDesk of all these changes and browsing what lessons can offer to other companies how to navigate from our home the new reality of work. As he explains, it doubled the distance work Odesk because it suits employees opportunities connection with the company’s mission, and because it already works well for its employees. “People have made the relationship less non-essential meetings, and feel like they are more focused at home, where they are not in the office-deviations have a lot of,” says Brown. “We kind of this myth, sometimes, that the office is a gift really productive, and in fact, many people say the office is not always the most productive. There is a lot of noise, there are a lot of people who come from my desk. “While many companies previously believed,” get face time “by their employees in an office, a Odesk found the survey in April brought the majority of hiring managers believe that their companies They will be more far into the future. According to Brown, the trend toward remote work expanding company are taking pools, both for full-time employees and freelancers. This could open new opportunities for people who live far from urban centers who have disabilities or caring responsibilities or who simply do not want to commute every day. “I think what we see, this type of effect rethinking of second order in remote people brings comfort of work I work with, and open borders this and that really increases which may participate in the labor market,” says Brown. Remote work is not without its difficulties, to be sure, some companies already work from home reconsider the plans, the Wall Street Journal, citing delays and difficulties of the project in recruiting and training new employees. But it works, companies have remote workers to ensure they are not overlooked. If there is a large group of workers in a videoconference is collected in person, for example, can be difficult to get remote workers “in a border of speech,” says Brown. The more the environment favored in office workers, says Brown, the more you need to make a push to give remote employees. This could include remote workers to ask to speak first, for example, or a person who asks to go with a presentation by me in a separate room so that the compensation experience for all. Of course, different challenges presented by working at home in terms of setting the balance between work and life, further blurring the lines between work both worlds. In Odesk says Brown, the company has worked for media managers and other communications on schedules, set limits and to communicate clearly when the clock are people, for example through notifications on messaging or email nap. “These things, and accepts feel like the culture and supports these times to take her family and knowing that they will not be punished because they have turned his cell phone at dinner and messages have not been answered,” So much of it is to feel comfortable, has Brown said. Both before and after the Odesk pandemic has also found a way of a collaborative environment that transcends any physical space to build. Shared Google Docs, a channel easing, in which employees are encouraged to work to celebrate each other, and a weekly video message by Brown have all contributed in this regard, he said. “It ‘was actually looking at a wonderful time for us as a leader and as an employee in our company and say,’ What is our culture, in reality ‘because it is not the posters on the walls, and it is not if we Kombucha in? the refrigerator. It ‘s really something much deeper about how we make decisions, “says Brown.