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The Great Slacklash Is Coming

Slack and its counterparts 'create problems, high school-type problems,' one CEO said.

MediumMedium 2020-09-08

Struggling Tourist Destinations Pitch Themselves to New Digital Nomads as Remote Work Locales

Some tourism destinations are pivoting their offering to cater to the recently-expanded market of digital nomads, freed up for remote work by the pandemic.

SkiftSkift 2020-09-08

Why Airlines, Cities, and Starbucks Need Remote Workers Back at the Office | Marker

For a decade, Carlos Silva has been gluing, nailing, and re-zippering shoes and boots at Stern Shoe Repair, a usually well-trafficked shop just outside the Metro entrance at Union Station in…

MediumMedium 2020-09-02

The new residency schemes inviting workers abroad

Amid Covid-19, new programmes are popping up that invite workers to settle abroad and work remotely. Could we all soon become ‘digital nomads’?

BBCBBC 2020-09-01

Being OK With Not Being Extraordinary

The internet always highlights the first place winners, the billionaires, the award-winning artists, the best-selling authors, the largest…

Tiffany MattheTiffany Matthe 2020-09-01

How to Leave Work at Work

Four steps you can take to protect your free time.

Working From Home: Ideas for Making Employees Less Lonely and Isolated

German software maker SAP has hosted virtual wine tastings and BBQs—and even designed a Tinder-like app for lunch dates.

BloombergBloomberg 2020-08-25

The ‘Batman Effect’: How having an alter ego empowers you

Thinking of yourself as a separate entity can reduce anxiety, while also kicking up some major benefits for your confidence and determination.

BBCBBC 2020-08-25

Why Work From Home When You Can Work From Barbados, Bermuda or … Estonia?

Several countries with fragile tourist economies have started to offer visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work for a period of at least six months.

The onion for Design Systems: atomic design and pace layering

Understand Atomic Design with Pace Layering to assist Design Systems' construction and maintenance

Leslie MuLeslie Mu 2020-08-25

The New Way to Know When You’re Done With Work

Knowing when your workday is over can be difficult, especially if you're working from home. One approach is to schedule your day by tasks, not time.

MediumMedium 2020-08-17

Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Bosses Better Adjus

Even when the pandemic ends, many employees will continue to work from home. Here’s how managers can make sure those workers stay productive—without burning out.

The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy

“We have nothing to sell besides physical touch.” The thought jarred Amber Briggle awake some nights. It kept her from eating in the first week of the Covid-19 shutdown when she lost six pounds…

MediumMedium 2020-08-17


Derek Sivers: All the best, happiest, and most creatively productive times in my life have something in common: being disconnected.

Derek SiversDerek Sivers 2020-08-17

Top 3 Cultures to Cultivate in Remote Team

Culture is the key to productivity, communication and innovation in a remote team. Learn from these 3 companies to build trust, empowerment and...

Nina RongNina Rong 2020-08-17

Dangerous Design Trends 2020

The design industry is moving at a fast pace, and as it moves, a good number of trends are introduced. However, as you learn about new trends, you need to find out their impact on user experience and how they might complicate things for you.

PlantPlant 2020-08-11

Asynchronous Communication: The Real Reason Remote Workers Are More Productive

All you need to know about asynchronous communication from a company that practices it, and how to create a more async culture at your company.

DoistDoist 2020-08-07

Documenting is designing: How documentation drives better design outcomes

It was the early stages of a new design project, and I was working on a task flow diagram when a colleague asked me about it. “You’re doing that now? I normally wait until the end of the project.” I…

Heidi AdkissonHeidi Adkisson 2020-08-07

Remote work is a platform

Back in the mid-90s, just as Netscape Navigator was giving us our first look at what the visual internet could be, web design came in two flavors.

Signal V.NoiseSignal V.Noise 2020-08-05

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much | The New Yorker

Tim Wu discusses a recent New York Times article about overwork for white-collar workers at Amazon, and why high-earning Americans work such long hours.

The New YorkerThe New Yorker 2020-08-05

Who still needs the office? U.S. companies start cutting space - Reuters

Corporate America is downsizing its real estate footprint as companies allow more employees to work from home, a growing threat to the bottom line of owners of traditional office buildings and a sign that companies are looking for ways to cut costs as a result of the coronavirus...

ReutersReuters 2020-08-05

Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers: Five Important Things To Note

In most organizations, there are varying criteria for classifying senior and junior designers. Here are some important points to note, irrespective of whether you are a junior or senior designer.

PlantPlant 2020-08-05

Estonia is launching a new Digital Nomad Visa for remote workers

E-Residency enables digital entrepreneurs to start and manage an EU-based company online. Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent digital business environment.

Gov't to allow int'l citizens to work remotely from Georgia - 1TV

As part of the strategy to gradually open the country, the Georgian Government has decided to allow foreign citizens to enter Georgia under a special regime.

First ChannelFirst Channel 2020-07-21

If You're Working Remotely, Do It in Barbados

It’s no secret that the tourism and travel industry have suffered financially during this pandemic. Many countries closed their borders as a way to protect their citizens and help to diminish the spread of COVID-19—rightfully so. However, countries are now finding new ways to...

Life HackerLife Hacker 2020-07-21

Remote Work - How To Do It Well. I’ve been working almost entirely… | by Timi Ajiboye | BuyCoins | Medium

I’ve been working with people all over the world, almost entirely remotely (from Lagos, Nigeria), as a software developer, project manager, CTO & CEO for more than 6 years now. Working from home (or…

MediumMedium 2020-07-14

Is Remote Work Here To Stay? : Planet Money : NPR

A new study shows that about half of the entire workforce is now remote. The case for why "this portends a much bigger shift in the economy."

NPRNPR 2020-07-14

If Remote Work Is Our New Reality, Is Boston Still Worth The Trouble? | Cognoscenti

State and local leaders need to start thinking of Massachusetts, and Boston in particular, as a product they need to sell, not only a location they need to govern, writes Ian Campbell.

WBURWBUR 2020-07-07

Fujitsu Offices to be Halved as Japanese Tech Giant Makes Remote Work Permanent

Aviva puts the cost of providing office space in central London at approximately £10-15,000 per person each year

Remote work: Companies should examine if they need an office | Fortune

Commentary: Companies should examine remote work policies in light of coronavirus and determine if it makes sense to have an office.

FortuneMagazineFortuneMagazine 2020-07-07

Airbnb CEO: Travel may never be the same - Axios

Airbnb CEO: Travel may never be the same - Axios

AxiosAxios 2020-06-30

Pandemic pricing' is here. Rents are dropping across the US

Pandemic pricing' is here. Rents are dropping across the US - CNN

CNNCNN 2020-06-23

Do you have the right personality traits for remote work?

Do you have the right personality traits for remote work? — Quartz at Work

QuartzQuartz 2020-06-23

How Remote Teams Win With Retention (Advice for Leaders)

How Remote Teams Win With Retention (Advice for Leaders)

DoistDoist 2020-06-23

To Avoid Burnout, Work Less and Ignore ‘Productivity Propaganda’

Recovery time is key to innovation and output, says digital anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush.

BloombergBloomberg 2020-06-16

Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed

The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

The New YorkerThe New Yorker 2020-06-16

Should remote workers be paid differently based on location?

New World Order With the COVID-19 crisis, one trend has gained a lot of momentum: remote w... Tagged with career, salary, remote, discuss.

DEVDEV 2020-06-16

Resume Pro Tip: The absolute best way to show your work experience

Follow 2 simple rules to show yourself as a stronger candidate. Tagged with webdev, beginners, remote, career.

DEVDEV 2020-06-16

Cities offer cash as they compete for new residents amid remote work boom

Cities offer cash as they compete for new residents amid remote work boom

Fast CompanyFast Company 2020-06-09

How to Inspire Your Remote Team During This Pandemic

5 methods to involve as well as encourage your group remotely throughout the Coronavirus pandemic

HelmsHubHelmsHub 2020-06-09

Estonia Woos Remote Workers With A Digital Nomad Visa

Can you work from pretty much anywhere that has an internet connection? Estonia has a long-term visa for you.

ForbesForbes 2020-06-09

The rise of the 'micro-cubicle'

Phone booths for private work are popping up all over the globe. Are these a great idea, or are we trying to find the silver lining to a bigger problem in cramped pods? Video by Shannon Sun and Jenn Hoang, edited by Anna Pazos

BBCBBC 2020-06-09

No More Free Lunch: Working at a Tech Company Will Never Be the Same

Remote work forever, voice-controlled everything in the office, and other new normals of the future

MediumMedium 2020-06-03

Here's why the future of work needs to include Indigenous perspectives post-pandemic

Why we need to work toward a future that supports Indigenous contributions and talent

Future of GoodFuture of Good 2020-06-03

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