“Remote work isn’t as simple as sending people home with their laptops. Remote workers need a virtual infrastructure. Make sure you have places where they can chat, meet with their colleagues, and get looped in on wider company news.”
Interviews with digital nomads and remote working professionals who share their remote journey and experience, from the challenges they’ve found, how they have overcome them to actionable tips and tools they use.
“don’t fall into the trap that you need 100 tools to work. Just pick the ones you and your clients like and stick to them. Don’t waste time on using many tools: focus on developing your business and getting shit done.”
“If there is sun outside I can go and read a book for a while or go for a swim, I can do it. I set my own hours and workplace.”
“For employees, it makes their jobs dependent on their output/results rather than how often the boss sees them working late at their desk.”
” day-to-day, I don’t feel I miss out too much as a remote worker. The rise of video conference calling has made it much easier to build rapport with colleagues nowadays.”
“For companies, there will certainly be a time of adaptation but it is a long-term investment: the costs related to employees are reduced and promoting the freedom of employees to work remotely allows them to develop personally, reduce resignations and avoid costly staff turnover.”
Learn how Matthew Howells-Barby, Director of Acquisition from Hubspot has done to move his team to work remotely and successfully manages it now.
“As a legal consultant who has worked 10+ years in international financial consulting company, I have learned a great deal about various jurisdictions and remote company management. Estonia so far is the best option how to manage taxes and work remotely.”
I think in the end, this kind of lifestyle is also more useful for the companies and clients that we work with because the work gets done more productively, and it’s done with positive feelings.
“It takes someone with huge amounts of self-motivation and discipline as you’re the only person accountable for yourself!”
“For people looking to work remotely, I would advise to pick up a skill set and master it. “
“The biggest advantage for me is flexibility. I can structure my day more freely and experiment with different work environments to see where I feel most productive.”
“We have over 200 remote employees at HubSpot and they are among our happiest employee cohorts at the company.”
My work-life balance and healthy habits have improved significantly with the ability to choose where I set up for the day.
It’s time to change that old mindset!. There are many talented people out there that you can work with. Thanks to technology you can work with anyone from anywhere. Beware that soon remote work might be the norm 😉
“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.”
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.