Chris Dyer on why remote work does not kill company culture | Forward Thinkers

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Chris Dyer, founder and author of Remote Work, does not mince his words when it comes to the benefits of remote working. In this video he talks to The People Space’s editorial director Siân Harrington about how remote work can help you identify issues that can remain hidden in an office environment, and why talk of remote work killing company culture is rubbish

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One of the biggest surprises when Chris Dyer took his company remote was discovering that an employee they thought was the best in their department was in reality their worst while the worst employee at that time – and someone they considered letting go – was actually their best employee.

“Can you imagine that sort of shock? You have it all totally wrong and it's because of the poor process, the poor way in which things were structured,” he says.

This is just one of the issues Dyer uncovered when he made the move to becoming a remote-only company in response to the financial crisis of 2009. In this video he talks about the challenges he faced when taking the company remote and why leaders should be aware of anyone saying that remote work kills company culture. And as author of The Power of Company Culture and’s number one rated speaker on company culture for 2020 he knows what he’s talking about!

About Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer is the founder and CEO of PeopleG2, a background check and intelligence firm based in California, where he manages 30 full-time remote employees and 3,000 independent contractors. PeopleG2 is routinely ranked one of the best places to work and has been listed as one of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Having made the transition to remote during the recession in 2009, Chris is now a world-renowned expert on remote leadership and productive company culture. He is author of The Power of Company Culture and his latest book, Remote Work: Redesign Processes, Practices and Strategies to Engage a Remote Workforce , was published this year. He is the host of TalentTalk on OC Talk Radio and iHeartRadio and speaks at events around the world on company culture, remote workforces and employee engagement. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc.,, the Society for Human Resources Management and many more business publications.

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Published 20 October 2021
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