Grammarly, which is developing an online service to help write texts in English, has announced that it will forever move to remote work in a hybrid format.
In the future, all members of the Grammarly team can work from home at all times. During the year, they will periodically meet with colleagues for personal collaboration – for example, strategic planning or launching cross-functional projects. Such team meetings will take place quarterly at one of the Grammarly hubs in Kyiv, San Francisco, New York, or Vancouver.
This approach will also allow us to better understand our users and the difficulties they encounter during written communication. The Grammarly team has been working remotely for over a year. During this time, we relied much more on asynchronous written communication – and this has already given impetus to the development of new Grammarly features.
The hybrid model assumes that during remote work, all members of one team will be in three adjacent time zones with one hub. This will provide at least six hours of the crossing during the working day for fast communication and convenient organization of online meetings.
Grammarly hubs in Kyiv, San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver will be available on an ongoing basis to employees who prefer to work regularly or intermittently.
When deciding on remote work in the hybrid format, we took into account, in particular, the feedback from the team. We conducted regular surveys to better understand how colleagues feel when working from home and what difficulties they encounter. We are convinced that the new approach makes it possible to combine the benefits of remote work and office work. In addition, it opens up new opportunities to increase our team and expand its diversity.