Episode 31 – Running Remote In A Bear Suit With Matt Barnett of Bonjoro

Joining me for this podcast episode is founder, or Papa Bear, of Bonjoro – Matt Barnett!

As usual, we covered a lot of ground in this discussion but it did center around remote teams with the ups and downs that come with a truly worldwide operation.

Matt and his team are located in Australia, London, the Philippines, the United States, and other locations – he’s learned both the good and bad that can come from this type of setup.

Even better, he shared with us exactly what issues they’ve faced and some of the ways they’ve overcome problems like personal conflict, hiring, and “all hands” meetings.

We not only talked teams and remote management, but also dove into automation, tools, and routines.

From this came a great quote by Matt that I’m going to be adopting!

“Automate Processes Not Relationships”

I think this encapsulates a lot in one short quote – and reinforces discussions we’ve had with other guests on the Real World Productivity podcast.

I won’t give away the whole interview, but we also touched on personal routines, exercise, and more…

Be sure to listen to this episode if you work remote, manage a remote team, or are considering doing either in the future!

With every guest to the podcast, I ask them what their current book they recommend is – here’s the pick for this episode:

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How you can handle personal conflict resolution while running a fully remote team
  • Why “one toolset” for an entire team may not make sense
  • When flying someone halfway across the world before hiring can be the best choice

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