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

At Doist, we’ve always believed that remote work is the future. But no one expected it to become a necessity for so many companies and their employees with next to zero warning.

Doist 2020-03-31

Tips for Working At Home Without Burning Out

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...

Medium 2020-03-31

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....

ZDNet 2020-03-31

7 Ideas For Teams To Stay Connected Remotely

All of our teams globally are working remotely. In Asia, we have started in February, in Europe in March. Everyone is working from home. Additionally, governments have advised people to stay at home in their own time as well and avoid any social contact. For people who are not...

Medium 2020-03-26

A Guide to Working From Home

Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a first-year university student, the topic that’s on everyone’s mind worldwide as we head into Spring of 2020 is the Coronavirus. Governments across the globe are advising people to stay away from large groups, schools are...

Medium 2020-03-24

Close your office. Now. How operate your startup under lock-down

The US declared the state of emergency. Many leading startups closed their office. And I expect that all startups in the tech hubs will have their offices closed by the end of next week – if they haven’t already.

Being the first to start remote working

My girlfriend and I want to move to another city. Not a few miles to the next big city, not to the other side of Holland, but a country on the other side of Europe: Sweden. That's about 1600 kilometers (1000 miles). And it is also not fancy Stockholm we chose as our destination,...

DEV 2020-03-24

The Ultimate Guide To Remote Teams - Hiring, Engaging & Scaling

Welcome to the 21st century, where a growing population of the workforce is less dependent on location and more dependent on the Wi-Fi. Cubicles, early morning commutes, and broken coffee machines are all a thing of the past.

The Remote Life 2020-03-03

A Quick Security Checklist for Remote Workers (or Anyone, Really)

While distributed teams are on the rise, some leaders are hesitant to embrace remote because of the perceived security risks. Employees accessing company data on public wifi at a coffee shop in Bali is a chief security officer’s worst nightmare. But remote work is here to stay.

Doist 2020-03-03

Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?

I worked at various start-ups for eight years beginning in 2010, when I was in my early 20s. Then I quit and went freelance for a while. A year later, I returned to office life, this time at a different start-up.

Vulture 2020-03-03

Does anyone ever combat loneliness by having someone else working with you but by remote? Would anyone want to do that with me?

This might sound silly, but I have seen my parents do it when they had long distance parts of their relationship. They would keep the line open (phone, skype, whatever) and just work together. In utter quiet most of the time. Once in a while they say something to each other or...

Reddit 2020-03-03

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.

CityLab 2020-03-03

The Coronavirus Is Forcing Techies To Work From Home. Some May Never Go Back To The Office.

As the coronavirus spreads in the United States and tech companies ask their workforces to do their jobs from home, some in the industry are looking at the outbreak as a test case for the long-gestating but never-arriving moment when working remotely will broadly replace working...

BuzzFeedNews 2020-03-03

Working from Home - a Guide

So you’re working from home? Fun! This might be your first time and you’re looking for some guidance? You’re in the right place! It can be a little daunting at first but working from home is one of the most enabling life choices you can make.

Medium 2020-03-03

5 Tips to Personalize One-Way Video Interviews

Typically screening interviews, used to filter out potential employees, are 15 to 30 minutes long phone calls with qualified applicants. By screening candidates, you can quickly sort through applications and efficiently identify the most promising talent.

Toggl 2020-03-03

Startups Bet That Lonely Freelancers Crave Company

A year and a half ago, Alex Schneider was struggling with two gigs. The 30-year-old has a startup that makes $29 cardboard standing desks called Ghostands, and also a remote job as a senior assurance accountant at HoganTaylor LLP. One day he came across a Reddit post that...

Bloomberg 2020-02-25

You Aren't Communicating Nearly Enough

There's a lot of pressure on the term "Remote Work." It has been - and will continue to be - a trending buzzword. But, remote work as a concept seems to be thrown around loosely, and often fails to adequately convey all of its radical implications. Remote work is not just a...

Glowforge 2020-02-18

Why the remote work trend really matters in 2020, in 19 tweets

Learn from the leading voices on Remote Twitter to paint a meatier picture of what remote and distributed work really means in 2020.

Miro 2020-02-18

Leavism: the troubling truth behind the trend to keep working while on holiday

Overworked employees are using their annual leave to catch up on tasks they should have left behind at the office. And it isn’t just precarity and smartphones to blame

The Guardian 2020-02-18

Why Are We So Obsessed With Morning Routines?

Perhaps you read books by candlelight until the sun comes up or eat cheese and smoked trout right after waking up. Or maybe your schedule is slightly more conventional. But if you spend more than five minutes checking out content by and for entrepreneurs online, one of the first...

Toggl 2020-02-17

Why the 2020s will be the Remote Work Decade

36 Predictions of the Trends That Will Emerge from the Rise of Remote Work Globally. Why We Must Demand Remote Work. Remote work is the biggest workplace revolution in history and nothing will deliver a higher quality of life increase in the next decade than this.

Chris Herd 2020-02-10

How I Stumbled into Digital Nomadism and Backpacked Around the World

In the past two and a half years I’ve backpacked through North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, visited 25+ countries (I have a pending Global Entry application and I’m really hoping…

The Start Up 2020-02-10

How the Japanese are putting an end to extreme work weeks - BBC Worklife

Employees in the country whose brutal office culture has led to several deaths are beginning to rethink the tradition.

BBC Worklife 2020-02-10

From remote working to TikTok: The biggest digital trends to expect in 2020

As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, Kirsty Marrins asks charity digital experts for their predictions for the year ahead

ThirdSector 2020-02-04

We need Remote Work culture now - More than ever

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. Remote culture goes hand in hand with universal health care (and the lack of). I did not always live in the U.S.A. I come from a small island called Taiwan when I was 14.

Medium 2020-02-04

The 6 Rules I Live by For Working From Home

I’ve worked 100% remotely for almost four years now. While I’ve worked from a variety of locations and I’ve moved several times, I’ve primarily spent these last four years working from a home office.

Hailley Griffis 2020-02-04

What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work

When I was 23 years old, I broke up with my girlfriend, sold or gave away most of my stuff, packed a single suitcase, and booked a one-way ticket from Denmark to Taiwan. I was living a traveler’s dream with no strings attached. At the time, I had no idea that this would be the...

Doist 2020-01-28

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.

Inc 2020-01-28

Flexibility & Structure: What 24 People Think About Remote & Flexible Working

Remote working isn’t going anywhere. In fact, the trend of companies letting employees work from anywhere in the world might just be on the upward.

Medium 2020-01-28

4 ways remote designers and developers can collaborate better

When it comes to designer-developer collaboration, these are 3 of the biggest issues: Lack of alignment. Designers and developers need to be on the same page from day one—that includes naming conventions, tools, and processes. When designers do things one way and developers do...

InVision 2020-01-28

Why You Should Take a 'Farming Approach' in Business

Over the past few years, I’ve seen the online marketing space become a cult of “more.” The celebrities of the industry — better known as the “gurus” — peddle a myopic hunting technique where the sole goal is an acquisition: Follow these five easy tips and score another fan, or...

Medium 2020-01-21

How to Create A Remote Work Routine That Works

Designers and developers need to be on the same page from day one—that includes naming conventions, tools, and processes. When designers do things one way and developers do things their own way, projects take longer, people get frustrated, and the end result is never as good as...

Buffer 2020-01-21

Chapter 1 - Remote Work Is Going to Change the World

According to a study released by the International Workplace Group in May 2018, 70% of employees globally work remotely at least once a week, 50% of employees work remotely half the week and 10% of employees work remotely five days a week.

Linkedin 2020-01-14

6 Best Remote Work Conferences to Attend in 2020

As we are preparing the Remote-first Online Conference on 14–15 January, we thought it would be nice to create a list of all the events on Remote Work happening in 2020.

Medium 2020-01-14

What Does Remote Work Really Bring to You?

Recently, we shared our thoughts in a few articles where we got to discuss a topic that many of us already have heard of: digital nomads. Here at Standups, we believe in the freedom that working remotely brings in to employees at distributed companies.

Standups 2020-01-14

First Time in a Remote Team

It has been almost 2 months since my dream to work in a remote team came true. The feeling — a mixture between excitement, freedom and high level of responsibility. And, of course, the awkwardness of missing actual daily human interactions.

Medium 2020-01-07

Pros And Cons Of Remote Working

With technology advancing our home and work lives, it’s getting easier and easier to work from home and stay close to work in terms of communication. It’s said that working from home or on the go can increase job satisfaction, but with all things, remote working isn’t for...

Xuppl 2020-01-07

Remote Work Is How Tech Companies Can Increase Diversity

Tech companies embraced the diversity train in a very public manner in 2014, when the release of the first diversity reports set off a wave of calls for change. Arguably, not much has changed in the last five years. The percentages of racial minorities in technical positions have...

Medium 2020-01-07

The Real Future of Remote Work is Asynchronous

I’ve been working remotely for over a decade – well before the days of tools like Slack or Zoom. In some ways, it was easier back then: you worked from wherever you were and had the space to manage your workload however you wanted. If you desired to go hardcore creative mode

Sitepoint 2019-12-24

The Lesson to Unlearn

The most damaging thing you learned in school wasn't something you learned in any specific class. It was learning to get good grades. When I was in college, a particularly earnest philosophy grad student once told me that he never cared what grade he got in a class, only what he...

Paul Graham 2019-12-24

The rise of living alone: how one-person households are becoming increasingly common around the world

In the US, the share of adults who live alone nearly doubled over the last 50 years. This is not only happening in the US: single-person households have become increasingly common in many countries across the world, from Angola to Japan.

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

t’s not true that no one needs you anymore.” These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The plane was dark and quiet. A man I assumed to be her husband murmured almost inaudibly in response, something to...

The Atlantic 2019-12-18

My experience as a remote worker

I had an interesting realization recently: I was three years into my career when I got my first remote job, and it's been about three years since then. I've now spent half my career working in a traditional in-office software development job, and the other half working remotely!

Josh Comeau 2019-12-18

The 2-Word Trick That Makes Small Talk Interesting

I was at a house party, on my own, sticking close to the table that held the drinks and the charcuterie display. Because I hardly knew anyone, I was tempted to hunker down on the couch with a cold glass and a full plate and go through emails on my phone.

Medium 2019-12-10