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?

TeamSnap

I have a home office that is unremarkable, filled with the cheapest possible furniture, an outdated MacBook Air and a comically old and small Dell…

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…

Canonical

I work from my home office in Florida, USA.  

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

ezhome

I used to live in San Francisco and loved my job at Dropbox. However, when my husband was offered an opportunity to move to Barcelona…

Ultimate Software

You are able to have the freedom to work on your own time, and you also don’t have to deal with a commute!

Knack

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

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Remote Year

Managing work-life integration is an ongoing effort. I personally find looking at larger time scales—months instead of weeks, for example—is most helpful when planning in…

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

You have to be very disciplined; when you are done with your day, I need to walk away from my office and not go in…

X-Team

I’m currently living, working and traveling as a digital nomad with my wife. I’ve never been more productive, creative and satisfied in everything I do…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Bright!Tax

I have a room where I work, a home office. When I enter the room then I’m working, and when I’ve finished for the day…

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…

iTutorGroup

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

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What is your favorite business book?

Boldly

Raising the Bar by Cliff Bar Founder Gary Erickson. Gary’s inspiring story about how to lead a business with integrity and passion is absolutely riveting.…

Fire Engine RED

“Remote: Office Not Required” by Fried and Hansson

Doist

I would say it’s “Crossing the Chasm” by Geoffrey A. Moore. It’s one of the first business books I read and it was very insightful.…

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

VIPKID

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes—then learn how to do it later!” –…

Groove

You don’t get what you don’t ask for. It’s probably the most valuable lesson most first-time entrepreneurs learn.

Knobs.co

Learn, Grow, Teach

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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.

Collage.com

I have a quick story about what was for a day or two the temporary worst location I worked remotely.  Back in 2008, I lived…

Teleport

Worst must be a late night call in an airport hotel room you’ve been stuffed for a cancelled flight, with almost-nonexistent wifi and half-eaten banana…

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