In a remote team, you'll need the right tools to make sure everyone stays on the same page and can continue to execute without a physical person standing next to them.

Tools are important in a remote workplace because they enable you to better organize the team and keep everyone on the same page.

In a co-located facility you can always round up the team for an all-hands meeting to steer everyone on track.

These tools have changed quite a bit over the years. Depending on your team size, you'll want to make use of channels in Slack as well.

Check out previous versions of this post to see what's changed. At a certain size it can start to get noisy, so it makes sense to section off rooms into things like "water cooler", "engineering", "marketing", etc.

In a remote situation, everything is shared via written communication. Hire people who are ok without a social workplace It'll be important to try to create some social aspects with a remote team.

Communication is one of the most important parts of remote team. But the truth of the matter is that remote workplaces are usually less social than co-located ones. And the best remote workers will thrive in this type of environment.From day one, (October 2011) Zapier has always been a distributed team.Even though Bryan, Mike and I lived in the same city, we had different schedules and were bootstrapping Zapier on the side of our day jobs and school.For over three years, Zapier has ran as a remote team.We've grown from three founders to over twenty people.And since we were already a distributed team it made sense to keep moving that way since we could hire people we knew were awesome, but just didn't live in the places we lived.