Remote Worker Insights

140 companies answer 6 questions

Learn a bit more about some of the great people who answered the 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?


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…

Trade Conductor

My “office” is my computer and my phone and my flight and my suitcase.


Currently I’m working from a co-working space in Sydney, Australia. I use a 13” MacBook Air. I’m surrounded by great coffee and a bunch of…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?


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…

Referral Rock

Flexibility in life as life happens and no commute. Just saving on commute time is huge. Also, the ability to have deep work and not…


One of the biggest benefits is the flexibility it offers. It allows workers to strike a balance between work, family, and other responsibilities.

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Codebusters, Inc.

I have a home routine with plants and animals, so I schedule in such a way that I can accommodate my need to stretch and…

GitHub, Inc.

When you work in a normal job, your daily commute enforces routine on your day and makes the mental jump between your personal environment and…


I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 18 and worked extensively across timezones and countries for the last decade. This means that my family has…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Must Have Menus

It’s very difficult to do, but extremely important. I try to have time with my family and friends as a regular part of my day…

Jungle Scout

Develop good habits and remember that it’s OK to switch off sometimes. Also if you’re stuck on something or you have worked too many hours,…

Project Ricochet

I make time to exercise daily. I do ten miles on my bike each day at sunset on a bike trail near my house. I…

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What is your favorite business book?

Jackson River

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goldman

10up Inc.

I’m not sure I have a favorite, unless you count old standbys like the 7 Habits; I’ve semi-recently read “Decisive” and “What Got You Here…


The Power of Habit Titan, John D Rockefeller Biography

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


Remember that: Losing is part of winning. The more you play, the better you get. The better you get, the better your team gets. The…

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

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


A friend in human resources once told me that she measures the health of an organization by how helpful its people are. I’ve still not…

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


I’ve worked remotely pretty much since I started my professional life in 2000. First fixing computers (that I brought home to repair), then managing servers,…

Greenback Expat Tax Services

Worst place: a house in Mas, outside of Ubud, several years ago. The internet line was weak and would go down every time it rained…


Ubud in Bali still holds very near and dear to my heart. I was there in 2012 – just as the local ecosystem was growing…

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