Jesse Mecham (YNAB) - Building a Helpful & Kind Remote Team Culture

Today we have Jesse Mecham, Founder and CEO of You Need A Budget (YNAB)! In this episode, we talked about how Jesse started YNAB in 2004 and how it evolved to be a remote company, his approach in delivering feedback and criticism, and the deliberate steps that Jesse took along the years to become a better remote leader Jesse also shared about YNAB’s cultural manifesto, unique questions the team uses to assess new team members, and the impact of remote work on Jesse’s family life. If you’re enjoying the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes!

Topics also covered on the podcast episode:
  • How Jesse started YNAB back in 2004 and found his CTO remotely
  • How Jesse delivers feedback and criticism as a remote CEO
  • YNAB’s unique ritual for all-hands meetings
  • YNAB’s hiring and onboarding process
  • The growing pains experienced while scaling a remote company
  • The unique interview questions that YNAB asks when hiring
  • Jesse’s past mistake in hiring and how YNAB learned from it
  • How remote work has influenced Jesse’s family life

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