Remote Worker Insights

140 companies answer 6 questions

Learn a bit more about some of the great people who answered the Remote.co Q&As as they share some of their remote worker insights and anecdotes on work-life balance, remote work environments, and more.

What is your personal remote work environment?

Hanno

I tend to change things up a little bit throughout the day and I try not to be totally rigid about how I split my…

Formstack

I work in a co-working space in Oklahoma City that a friend of mine curated. He owned a building and garages in an industrial area…

Beutler Ink

I’m in the process of converting my spare room into an office, after my previous office got turned into my kids’ room, so currently I…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

DevriX

If I have to imagine a 9-to-6 life at the office for the next 5 years, I’m confident that this will drastically affect my productivity,…

Knack

Not being bound by other’s definition of when I should be doing my best work or my best living.

Skillcrush

The glamorous answer is that I get to travel and work, which is true! The cool answer is that I get to work with amazing…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

MomsRising

Working from home it is easy to work when I need to and do other things as I wish. I often combine work and exercise…

ThirdPath Institute

Both my husband and I have made a series of changes to flex our work, and to even work reduced hours when our children were…

Summit CPA Group

My family is really important to me.  Working remotely is the perfect solution to travel sports.  I bring my laptop with me all the time…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

iTutorGroup

Work when you really feel like you want to. That way you can show the best of yourself.

Packlane

Get a dog. They demand your undivided attention at times, require long walks outside, and in some cases my dog even takes it upon herself…

1Password

Find something that gets you out of your head and into your body. For me, that’s trail running, cooking, restorative yoga, hiking, playing music, making…

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What is your favorite business book?

Modern Tribe

Phoenix project or How I raised myself from failure to success in selling.

Sticker Mule

I’m not a fan of business books, but I like The Strategy Process by Henry Mintzberg, et al. It’s a series of essays that often…

Stack Overflow

Smart and Gets Things Done by Joel Spolsky, and Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (not exactly a business book but I reference it…

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Do you have a favorite quote or bit of business wisdom?

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

We like to say here that working from home is 95% awesome! (There are definite downsides!)

Vork Inc

My leadership tips to myself: Focus on the end goal. Leaders lead. Be honest. Handy way to make decisions in a complex world.

OnTheGo Systems

“If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

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Where is the best or worst place you’ve worked remotely?

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

Worst: The car on the side of the road. Best: Any Four Seasons Hotel.

Articulate, Inc.

Worst – wherever there is intermittent internet connectivity! Best – Shaw Island, Washington.

Hubstaff

The Philippines has awful Internet, but I have a lovely home office set up there so it’s both the best and worst place I’ve worked…

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