Our team at Conduct Science strives to do just that: Help people Conduct Science. This page describes how we work, how we conduct ourselves, and how we seek to make an impact in the world. We’re a digital and distributed company, which means we work in slightly different ways. That’s ok, it means its innovative, but we want to take some time to explain what that means for you and for us.
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What are the benefits of Digital & Distributed?
Talent from all over the world
We believe that the most talented people are not limited to geographical location, ethnicity, gender, or age. If you're talented, we want you to work for us, and we won't force you to move to work for us. We want to find superstars from around the world to work for Conduct Science
One of the benefits of digital & distributed work is that the work itself is the yardstick to judge performance. When you can't see someone all day long, the only thing we have to evaluate is your output. Petty measures are impossible to measure. Was a worker here at 9am? Did Sally take too many breaks today? Why is John always on Facebook? These things are impossible for us to know, and frankly, we don't care. We just care that you get work done. It is very obvious who is pulling their weight and who isn't. That is a blessing.
At Conduct Science, we have flexible hours. You work when you want to. That means we have transitioned from synchronous to asynchronous collaboration. It accommodates everyone, from early birds to night owls to families with kids who need to be picked up during the day. As long as work gets done over the span of a week, that's fine to us.
To be clear, some people have set hours--customer service roles, for example. For another, we try to have teams overlaps so that development and QA can talk to each other. There are time differences from workers across the world. There is no easy way around it; we just compromise. It's not ideal that we don't have real-time collaboration, but we think its worth the headaches, especially when we can find superstars from around the world.
Asynchronous collaboration means more productive work. When everyone is in an office, its easy to fall into the habit of bothering people with no regard for productivity. Its why its so hard to get things done at the office--too many interruptions. How often do you need answers IMMEDIATELY? Usually, this means we get to minimize distractions and allow communication at your own time, maximizing the flow and feeling of accomplishment of actually getting work done.
Digital distributed work sometimes means working from home. For others, its working from a library. or a co working space. Or a library. Or a coffee shop.
Stop commuting your life away. Let's do the math. If you spend 45 minutes per day commuting to work door to door, that comes out to an hour and a half a day, or 7.5 hours per week or 300-400 hours per year. That time is returned to you in digital and distributed teams, and that means you can be both incredibly productive and have more personal time with friends and family. Commuting is bad for the company, our employees, and for business. So we got rid of the commute.