Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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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.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Is remote work ‘Bull***t’?

We believe that distributed work is great for many reasons, and will eventually replace most traditional office environments. But an important part of treating distributed work seriously is discussing its downsides and the hurdles it presents to teams and individuals. To better understand the concerns around the distributed work model, Matt recently spoke with venture capitalist Arianna Simpson, a vocal skeptic of remote work.

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019

The “future of work” is here… so why aren’t more companies remote-first?

Maybe part of our collective problem with remote work is that we’re always talking about it in the future tense. But the so-called “future of work” is here and available to all of us, right now.

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

Effective Syncs With Distributed Teams

Over the past few years I’ve participated or lead syncs in fully distributed, partially distributed and centrally located teams. I’ve learned that doing effective syncs in a distributed team is similar to doing them in a centrally located team. However, there are a few differences that make distributed team syncs a little more difficult than a centrally located team sync. I’ll share a process that has been borrowed from many different sources and tweaked over time with new teammates and companies.

Monday, Jun 10, 2019

You should dress like a lunatic if you work from home

However! There is one way to offset the bad parts of working from home and it does not involve getting a WeWork membership or buying of those dumbass pomodoro timer apps. Instead, the way to beat the work-from-home blues is to change your clothes throughout the day, and every time you do, to dress like a complete and total maniac.

Monday, Jun 3, 2019

The Benefits and Challenges of a Remote Worker: Q&A with the SafetyWing Team

SatefyWing was created by digital nomads, a fully distributed team whose mission is to help other remote workers stay safe while traveling the world. They took a few minutes of their time to help us understand how they work as a remote team.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Coffee Shops, Office Space, and… the Future of Remote Work

While remote work provides benefits to both employees and companies — flexibility, higher productivity, lower cost — the shift from a traditional workplace to an increasingly distributed one leaves a number of questions unanswered.

Monday, May 27, 2019

A Decade of Remote Work

So what have I learned over this decade of working and running remote teams? Let’s dive in.

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