In the wake of the pandemic, our company went home thinking we would be there for about a week. Little did we know that working remotely from the comfort of our own homes would become the new norm. It was an adjustment – I first started working from my kitchen table, then I bought a desk and made myself an office at home.
2. What do you think are the main advantages of remote work?:
Work-life balance has improved. From spending 2 hours in a car commuting daily to having more time for healthy routines, the ability to put more hours into work and to be home when you are ready to turn off for the day is a huge plus.
3. Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?:
The element of human interaction and work relationships takes a hit while working remotely and not in the same physical location as the others you’re working with.
4. From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favorite ones?:
We have always been a global company working with employees in the United States, Japan, Bulgaria, Uruguay, United Kingdom and more.
Working with everyone from all over is great! You gain a deeper understanding for others culture and daily lives
5. From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, coworking spaces, coffee shops or others? Do you have any specific place?:
In the home office that I created for myself. There is no place like home!
6. What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?:
All over!! There is so much to explore in the United States, as well as abroad.
7. What advice would you give to overcome the main challenges of working remotely? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!:
Make sure to turn off whenever you can. When working from home it can become difficult to overwork and not give yourself the level of work-life balance that you should. When it is time to turn off the computer, be off for real.
8. What tools do you use and are your favorites to work remotely?:
Slingshot! It’s the only tool we need in our digital workplace and it has Reveal embedded right into it
9. How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?:
10. What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely and companies making the remote switch?:
It can be difficult to make yourself known as a new person coming into a company that is established remotely. Make your presence known, communication is key!
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