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How does it work with time zones in a remote company? Is everyone allowed to live anywhere they want? Do they usually restrict the time zone the employees live in?



It depends on the company. Some companies have core hours where everybody is supposed to be working. Others work asynchronously, so that people work whenever they want. It seems to me that the organisations that embrace remote work fully tend to go async. and the ones that are new to it or don't fully buy into it have core hours.


Author here. Usually you need a few hours overlap per day at least across a given team. This can be challenging depending on where the team members are located. We've had team members in Australia working with Europe, and there's literally no convenient overlap. In that case, someone needs to stay up late (or get up early).




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