The 2023 Remote Influencer Report

Our third annual Remote Influencer Report is the ultimate guide to the most inspiring and influential thought leaders in the world of remote work. 

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Who are 2023’s biggest remote work influencers?

The Remote Influencer Report list is unlike any other. By taking a globally diverse view, we identify and include only those experts who offer genuinely transformative insights for everyone seeking out the best of the best in remote work leadership.

This year’s report brings together 150 experts from around the world. From the pioneers who have been leading the movement for years to individuals who are enabling the expansion of remote capabilities across borders, as well as the creators of the tools and frameworks required to make remote work a reality, you can find them all right here.

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What makes this report special

It was important to us that we not simply create a one-dimensional list of advocates for remote work. We took a global and diverse view, ensuring that we only include people who can offer truly transformative and encouraging insights for those who want to learn how to implement remote work in a way that benefits everyone involved. With the help of our three judges and our CEO, we were able to identify a list of influencers who inspire companies making the transition to remote work and those optimizing their existing strategies. Some influencers on our list even provide news and analysis on topics such as legal obligations for managers who are currently responsible for remote working teams. 

This year’s report includes expert tips and tricks from the influencers themselves, as well as links to resources that they provide, books they have written, and channels where they provide regular expert guidance.

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Methodology

In the first step, we looked at our previous reports from 2021 and 2022 to analyze which individuals continued to have influence on the remote work topic. We then used a combination of research and social listening to identify new names to add to our list. We cross-referenced articles citing remote work influencers to see who was really leading the conversation. To ensure we found the best people, we researched academics, analysts and workplace experts who have been ahead of the curve on remote work innovations for decades and took a deep look at companies that have been created with a fully remote model or have recently transitioned to a remote-first approach. We also invited our community of remote work advocates from all over the world to nominate outstanding individuals.

This year, we partnered with three experts for our final evaluation process. Darren Murph is the VP of workplace design and remote experience at Andela and is considered a visionary in the field of organizational design. Monica H. Kang is not only the founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox but also the author of books like Rethinking Creativity. And finally, Chase Warrington is the head of remote at Doist, a pioneer of distributed work that specializes in productivity software. With their expertise regarding remote working innovators, enablers, and accelerators, they helped us select the best 150 experts and bring them together in this report.

Recommend a nominee for the 2024 Remote Influencer Report

If you know of someone who was not included on our 2023 Remote Influencer Report and should be recognized in next year's report, please help us by nominating them!

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