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In order to better understand how much money I saved by logging in from home a couple of days each week, I calculated a dollar value for the meals out, coffee, and long commute that I avoided in the process. The total was higher than I expected.
The truth is that I’m bored, and it’s not because I have a butterfly mind or due to the instant gratification of the social media age. I need variety, and a reason to write, and so do you, too. In a traditional workplace there are two things that I don’t have at home: 1. Things changing in the background and all around me, and 2. Processes that I need to engage with.
With our 70 teammates across the globe, all with a variety of different work preferences and experience, we asked them what were the sort of “rules” or norms they observed when it came to coffee shop working. Here are some of the tips they advised!
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One of the most common arguments against remote working is that remote teams miss opportunities to have ‘watercooler moments’. But the truth is, it’s totally possible to create space for casual conversation and support as a remote team!
“If you’re considering building a remote team, it’s now easier than ever — partly due to technology improvements in video chat, scheduling and work-flow tools, and partly due to becoming more common in general,” Smith said. “From watching others and seeing this on our non-remote-first teams, it’s totally possible to retro-fit in — but it is harder. Be deliberate, accept the upsides also come with downsides!”
I’ve just created a blog for my future employer and potentially future clients, gotten testimonials from my previous clients, reading interview questions, anything else that I can do to improve my chances/add value to the company I’ll be joining?
With the goal to better understand the remote work landscape and to see where remote work is headed next, we teamed up with Workfrom and Hubstaff to collect data from over 1,900 remote workers around the world and create the first State of Remote Work report for 2018.
I live in Montreal. 4 years ago, I decided to take a job working remotely for a company based in San Francisco. At the time, I was worried that it wouldn’t work out – I’d never worked remotely before, so it was a pretty big unknown for me… So here are some thoughts about what I think has made it work for me.
Remote work is something we love to talk about at Buffer, because we think it’s the future – and we know it’s possible for more organizations than folks might realize. It doesn’t have to be a “Silicon Valley startup thing”; it can be an everywhere thing! So with that in mind, I’d love to share 40 quick observations from four years of remote work. I started out as someone who wasn’t sure at all about remote work.
Remote workers have staked out coffee shops for years, but small-business owners say their ranks are rising…Owners face a choice: Get tough and encourage workers to relocate, or embrace them and hope that a combination of guilt and loyalty will inspire them to spend more or leave sooner.
I wanted to reconcile travelling with my professional career as a marketing specialist and sought different options of doing that. Then, I found a dream job hat allows me to do both. Here’s how to do it right.
Though I love my remote work job, it’s not without issue. There’s no way to know the pitfalls unless they’re mapped out by a traveler who’s face-planted into all of them. For your edification, or perhaps morbid amusement, here are the five suckiest things about remote work.