“Freedom to organise my own time, no office politics, no commute, working in an environment of my choosing. Add to that the nomad aspect, and the fact that the environment changes regularly is a big boost.”
“There’s definitely a balance to be had, but, a “no remote work” policy doesn’t make sense in a digital age where smart, happy, engaged employees are your only real asset.”
“My volunteer work is first and foremost in my life. Then, by creating a company where I could hire on IC’s, it permitted me to help my volunteer friends who are also looking for flexible schedule and remote work.”
We are not limited by location and can hire purely by talent and team fit. That’s probably the biggest advantage for us. We created remote processes that make us highly efficient in our daily work.
Whether you’re working from home or from another country, being able to work remotely is not something anyone will take for granted. Knowing how valuable this is, I find that I work much harder than I did when I was in an office environment.
Isolation and lack of social engagement is the key pain for most remote workers. We developed our own tool to make team building for remote teams much easier.
The main disadvantage of working remotely is that you need to have some discipline to separate personal life and professional life. It’s not always easy.
My life dictates when, where, and how I work — not the other way around. Every advantage stems from that one fundamental shift.
I’m glad that technology is enabling more of us to work from anywhere, and I think that will soon be the norm, but there will always be traditional offices.
To be able to work when your mind is sharpest, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have your computer and wifi, is the best gift you can give yourself.
We’re seeing more and more brightonSEO attendees and companies that work remotely and I expect the trend to increase.
I can’t think of a single valid reason not to work remotely, whether as an employee or self-employed, the benefits vastly outweigh any potential negatives.
Trust the talent, get to know the people, and find the right fit. It’s about the people, not the location.
If you’re transitioning from office to remote, offer the option for employees to work from home once/week for starters.
Do you want to hire the best talent and are you convinced they all live within 45 minutes from your office? The answer is NO. So if you’re going to get these people to join your company, you’ll have to be more flexible to work with them.
Commuting was really killing me. 1.5 hour one way means 3 hours a day x 5 days its… 15 hours in a train.. now I just close my laptop and I am in the home-mode
Remote work requires transparency, honesty and commitment. But it is so rewarding — for you, your team and your clients.
If you don’t trust your people to be their best, why did you even hire them? Monitoring presence is a total waste of time. Only the outcome matters.
The world is huge, so why stay in the same place?
The most important thing is to have a network related to your expertise, so that you can stay in touch with latest trends and good practice.
Companies: Trust people. They will work. Do not worry about hours, only about output.
“More and more, companies are having to consider remote work options to attract the best and brightest from all over the world.”
“Regular catch ups and just touch base calls to see how they are as people will make a big difference.”
“It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. But it’s not always fun and joy. It’s flexible for you but also requires a lot of flexibility from you.”