Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

Working from home? Switch off Amazon's Alexa (say lawyers)

One of the byproducts of doing all your work from home is that you might be discussing confidential matters. And who might overhear them? Well, there’s your smart speakers…

Why It’s So Exhausting to Work From Home

If you’re a person who spent your pre-pandemic work life in a cubicle or office, right now is a good time to throw yourself into looking on the bright side: You’re not stuck at home; you’re free. This is what you dreamed about every morning and evening when you were stuck in traffic or jammed onto a crowded subway car.

Monday, Mar 30, 2020

So You’ve Been Told to Work From Home. Now What?

Advice for individuals, managers, and teams on how to navigate remote work.

Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Weekly Remote Jobs

This week’s NODESK remote jobs newsletter features 27 new remote jobs, and includes a feature on Automattic.

Less Salary because of Remote Work

Has anyone else had the experience that clients are not willing to pay your requested salary because of the simple fact that you are remote?

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Working from home – things no one talks about

I have seen quite a lot articles and discussions with advice on how to work remotely. Most of them are stating the obvious things like “get a proper screen and keyboard” or “get yourself a nice chair” – valuable advice you should follow when you are expected to work from home for an unknown amount of time. Get proper gear, your body will thank you. But there were some things I have not seen discussed a lot or at all which I consider worth knowing.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

Working Remotely: Tips from 100+ Remote Workers & Leaders

While we aren’t qualified to speak on the human tragedy playing out, we are in a position to offer a little guidance to folks who never opted-in to this way of working but are forced to do it anyway. We feel for you, and this resource is a compilation of all our learnings through the years.

A Crash Course in Remote Management

Curious about managing teams while working remotely? Watch this free webinar for best practices.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

A Guide to Working From Home

For those of you finding yourself as a work-from-home employee or employer for the first time, MyCrypto wants to share some insights that we’ve learned as a remote team of international contributors.

Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Being the first to start remote working

It is 2020. I am a web developer. Fully online focussed. There are few things that stand in the way of working remotely. But will I not miss the hamburgers? And my co-workers and friends? Is a daily standup possible with one member of the team not in the same room? Will I fall asleep at my desk? Will I eat all the snacks in my house?

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Weekly Remote Jobs

This week’s NODESK remote jobs newsletter features 29 new remote jobs.

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Quarantine will normalize WFH & recession will denormalize full-time jobs

Yes this all will normalize WFH, but it will have a downstream effect that’s more important – it will denormalize full-time jobs as the way white collar work gets done.

A Guide to Managing Remote Teams

If you’re a first-time manager of a remote team, or a manager who’s transitioning to work from home, this free guide – with 60+ pages based on research – is for you.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

What are your war stories for converting teams to remote?

Stories for starting remote teams also welcome!

OMG I’m working remotely, now what?!

Best practices and tips to help you stay sane, focused and boost your productivity while working from home, a coffee shop or really anywhere in the world, because distributed teams are a reality and remote work is the future.

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Weekly Remote Jobs

This week’s NODESK remote jobs newsletter features 28 new remote jobs and a company feature on Elevate Labs.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Remote-first teams work better

This talk will uncover how to improve your team’s productivity by learning from remote team best practices. By approaching team collaboration from a remote-first perspective, you can gain insight into your co-located teams’ inefficiencies.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

Josh Pigford: Remote Work at Baremetrics

This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I’m talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera. My guest this week is Baremetrics Founder & CEO Josh Pigford.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Travelling with 24" monitors

During 2019 I was living in Paris and really wondering what I was doing there as my job doesn’t require me to be physically in Paris, I was working with teams in India and San Francisco. I don’t really need to be close to my friends or be in a place that I know but I need my computer setup to be efficient, and my computer setup is a big issue, as I have three 24 inches monitors an external GPU and an ergonomic keyboard.

Monday, Mar 9, 2020

The Great Tulsa Remote Worker Experiment

The first class of hand-picked remote workers moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in exchange for $10,000 and a built-in community. The city might just be luring them to stay.