How to Build a Productive Remote Team | Liam Martin

Today on Live with Bottleneck, we talk about how to build a productive remote team with none other than Liam Martin. Liam is a consultant for many online businesses, concentrating on process design and scaling companies through outsourcing. He is currently working at Time Doctor as a Co-Founder. His team develops tools for team productivity, concentrating on improving communication for remote teams. 

Increase in Productivity 

Liam thoroughly discusses the advantage of operating your business remotely. In the past, companies strongly believed that people need to be in the office to get things done effectively. Now, companies are preaching about the increase in productivity levels when they started exploring remote-based work.

“I’ve seen all of that, billion-dollar companies, the founding teams, I remember them saying ‘we would never be fully remote. It could never work for us.’ Now, they’re recognizing that massive investment they made — that in a lot of cases, they don’t need it anymore and they’re recognizing that they can do business in a much more efficient way.” – Liam Martin

Improved Security 

Liam points out the improvement their company made within the security of the remotely operated system. He also talks about what methods and software they implemented to safely collect information.

“We use a tool called one password and it’s a really great way to be able to make sure that you have control over the general logins of your organization. As an example with HIPAA compliance, you need proper documentation of where and who you’re interacting with during your session. If there is a data leakage, you can audit that back to the individual employees. “ – Liam Martin

Work The System

Liam shares about how the open office mentality does not work. Studies found that it is actually detrimental to innovation and collaboration. He then talks about Sam Carpenter’s book, Work the System. He considers the book as one of the best in terms of process documentation. 

Lastly, he encourages companies to adopt and optimize their workflow to further improve communication.

“One of the things that I tell companies all the time is remote companies have to act like big companies a lot faster than most other companies do, the reason being is process documentation, [since] the two major barriers towards remote work is proper communication and lack of documentation. “ – Liam Martin

To know more about how to build a productive remote team, watch this episode.  


Liam Martin is the Co-Founder and CMO of and the premier event for the founder of remote-first businesses Running Remote. 

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Sociology from McGill University, Liam opened a small tutoring company that grew to over 100 employees and looked to solve a problem with remote employees not reporting accurate work data which turned into 

He consults on outsourcing and process design and is passionate about how to gain insights into the inner workings of how people work. 

Connect with Liam!

Web: Running Remote 

Web: Time Doctor

Twitter: @runningremote

Instagram: @runningremote 

Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


Get Your Book Now!

Quit Repeating Yourself provides guidance for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and managers to help prevent unknown challenges from ruining their business.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Related Blogs

Collaborate with Virtual Assistants

Collaborate with Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistants as the Backbone of Business Success

Supporting Your Vision: Virtual Assistants as the Backbone of Business Success


Focus on Your Core Business: Free up Your Time for Important Business Activities by Hiring Bottleneck Distant Assistants!


Custom-Tailored Assistance: Elevating Your Business with Bottleneck Distant Assistants


Stay Organized, Stay Ahead: Get Organized with Virtual Assistants and Stay Ahead of the Game!


Maximize Efficiency: Streamline Your Operations with Virtual Assistant Support!

Take Control of Your Time: Book a Consultation