Episode 522: Navigating the Remote Work Revolution

Welcome to a new episode of Business Lunch! In this episode, Ryan Deiss shares his experiences and lessons from transitioning his company to remote work. Discover the strategies that helped me and him optimize team performance in a remote setting and the critical decisions that shaped their work culture. This episode is a must-listen for anyone navigating the complexities of remote work or considering such a transition.


“Optimize for the team, not the individual. That’s what a company has to do.”

“We had to tell everybody you’re no longer allowed to come back into the office unless you’re coming in here for a team meeting planning purpose.”

“We need to get back under the same roof occasionally because when we do, we get more work done in a couple of days than we would in a month just by being in the same room.”


  • 00:00 – Remote Work Challenges
  • 03:40 – Discussing Dell’s New Work Policy
  • 06:08 – The Efficiency of Remote Work vs. In-Person
  • 09:09 – Digital Marketer’s Shift to Remote Work
  • 10:25 – Defining Company Policy on Remote Work
  • 13:27 – The Transition from Hybrid to Fully Remote
  • 15:52 – The Importance of Leadership Proximity
  • 17:48 – Maintaining Culture in a Remote Setting
  • 18:09 – Key Takeaways from Moving to Remote Work

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