Aha Handbook

Full Remote

We are fully remote, forever.

Why Remote?

  • No commute.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Flexible vacation days.
  • No distractions.
  • No politics.
  • No germs.

Cost Savings

  • Cost savings on office space.
  • Ability to hire candidates from any location globally.
  • Ability to hire candidates with children or pets at home.
  • Our hiring is not limited to cities with a very high cost of living.
  • Freedom for employees to relocate to a city with a lower cost of living.
  • Easier and quicker to attract candidates and hire. Savings in time and money on the hiring process.

Productivity Gains

  • Time and money saved on long commutes. Long commutes can be stressful and lower productivity.
  • Flexible and autonomous working hours are shown to increase worker productivity. Choose work hours most productive for you. For example, some people are morning person, while others are night person.
  • Reduced interruption in home environment. Asynchronous communication means you reply when it does not disrupt your workflow.
  • Less exposure to germs and sick coworkers.
  • Eating at home is healthier and cheaper.
  • Work clothes are not required.
  • Healthier interpersonal relationships and family life.
  • Fewer meetings

Better Culture

  • We naturally attract self-motivated people.
  • Focus on effective written communication. Remote work forces people to write knowledge down, rather than have it be repeated over and over again.
  • All-remote work promotes:
  1. 1.
    Hiring and working from all over the world instead of from a central location.
  2. 2.
    Flexible working hours over set working hours.
  3. 3.
    Writing down and recording knowledge over verbal explanations.
  4. 4.
    Written down processes over on-the-job training.
  5. 5.
    Public sharing of information over need-to-know access.
  6. 6.
    Opening up every document for editing by anyone over top-down control of documents.
  7. 7.
    Asynchronous communication over synchronous communication.
  8. 8.
    The results of work over the hours put in.
  9. 9.
    Formal communication channels over informal communication channels.