Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

A Year of Working Remotely

It’s been exactly one year since I joined InVision, and after learning the ropes of remote work at an 800+ person all-remote company, I wanted to share some thoughts on how placelessness may affect the way we work in the future.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

Remote Work While Traveling Abroad: Candid Advice From People Who’ve Done It

Tips, resources, and a Todoist checklist for being successful as a “digital nomad”.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Remote Work, Flexible Schedule, and Working from Home Policies [+ Templates]

Creating airtight policies for remote work, flexible schedules, and working from home is essential for both you and your employees. Although the word “policy” sounds serious and complex, writing a remote work policy doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’ve created a guide along with three customizable templates so you can create and update policies for the modern, flexible workplace.

Monday, Aug 12, 2019

A Seasonal Report on Developer Trends in the Cloud: Remote Work Edition

Remote work is the new normal for developers. Remote workers are connected. But the issue hasn’t disappeared entirely. The burnout problem is real. Developers expect remote work to improve work-life balance.

Friday, Aug 9, 2019

How to Ask for a Flexible Schedule

A script for convincing your manager to let you work from home or deviate from traditional work hours.

Be an effective leader in a remote team #1: Setup your Working Routine

In my first series I wanted to talk about what it means to be a leader in a distributed team.

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

12 Things You Didn’t Plan for When You Started Hiring Remote Employees

If you plan on hiring remote, or you have already recently, this post is for you. Below we’ve broken down everything you need to know about hiring remote employees that you might not have seen coming, so you can better manage those remote team members. We’ll cover a variety of common issues including communication, management, scheduling, and recruiting challenges.

Monday, Aug 5, 2019

Improve Your Team Leadership By Working From Home For A Week

To put your hybrid team skills to the test, I believe in-office leaders should try working from home for a week to gain empathy and insight into the challengesr emote employees face.

Friday, Aug 2, 2019

How to build social connection in a remote team

Virtual team building is tough. Here are 7 ways you can build social connection in a remote team, even from afar.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

Why we’re building Humble Dot

Building and managing remote or distributed teams present a unique set of challenges, and we want to build a tool that solves them.

Friday, Jul 26, 2019

He Built A $1 Billion Business Where All 700 Employees Work Remotely

Sid Sijbrandij knows a thing or two about building, scaling and even walking away from companies. His current venture, GitLab, is doing over $100 million in revenue and is valued at over $1 billion.

Monday, Jul 22, 2019

Tokyo commuters told to work from home to avert Olympic transport nightmare

More than half a million people in Tokyo are being asked to work from home as part of a trial scheme aimed at tackling transport congestion ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city.

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

The difference between digital backpackers, workation tourists, digital staymads, and remote workers

In almost all discussions about remote work I have to first explain the difference between: digital backpackers workation tourists digital staymads remote workers Very different people with very different lifestyles and needs.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Engineering Management in Remote teams

The opening talk of the Running Remote Conference 2019. I tried to explain what makes distributed teams and remote work special.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Do you find being a digital nomad more appealing than being a remote worker?

Most DNs I see on here travel while picking up freelance work. This used to be a goal of mine as well. But being a remote employee has been pure Bliss, and I feel like I’ve been able to enjoy the places I’ve travelled to more than if I were stressed about finding/retaining clients while executing.

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

It’s time to factor remote work into our urban planning

If we really want to build a sustainable future for cities, then government and business leaders need to shift focus and incorporate remote work options into urban planning.

Monday, Jul 1, 2019

Balancing family and work with Alicja Colon in episode 4 of “Greater Than Avatars”

The trouble with working from home is honoring work-life balance, and Alicja’s not afraid to talk about that difficulty. As someone who’s openly willing to admit to their professional insecurities—something most, if not all of us, can identify with—she feels the pressure to always be working, even when she’s on-duty as a mom. So how does she do it?

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Do you feel lonely while remote working?

I think you feel lonely when you do not have meaningful social interactions, which might naturally happen to remote workers. I also think that there is a negative feedback loop around loneliness: Feeling lonely makes it less likely that you’ll go out of your way to interact with others. This, in turn, makes you feel even lonelier.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

Leading Remote and Distributed Engineering Teams – Top Takeaways from the Panel

We held a panel discussion with three of today’s top engineering leaders to discuss approaches and lessons learned in building, growing, and maintaining remote and distributed teams.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Presence-based vs output-based work systems

Why I believe that the output-based system leads to better results than the traditional 9 to 5 based on a deeper dive into the different types of operational systems that we use to make our own team’s remote work, work.