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?

Eyeo GmbH

Dedicated study under the roof (far from the family noise) with relevant books nearby, a decent monitor, keyboard, mouse and chair. Docking station for company…

Workfrom

It changes every day! We work from cafes, coffee shops, breweries, coworking spaces and even parks.

Wordfence

You really don’t want a photo of my desk right now. It’s covered in paperwork on the one side and a mass of USB cabling,…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

BELAY

Living in the metro Atlanta area, it’s hard not to mention traffic. The increased productivity from eliminating commutes is a big benefit of working remotely.…

TOK.tv

I can really enjoy my family, and that’s priceless. Also, I have more time to learn new things.  

Mokriya

The ability to choose the living and working situation that works best for you. It sounds cliche, but a happier employee is a higher performing…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

NodeSource

I absolutely do not check email (personal or work) or Slack messages on the weekend.  I’ve found this to be immensely powerful for balance.

SoftwareMill

I have a separate room to work in, where I have installed a lock. 🙂 My family (wife and 3 kids) are used to the…

ICUC Social

I set my calendar each and every week, making sure I integrate social activities and exercise. On Sunday evenings, I review my week and block…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

FMTC

If you’ve done a good job building your business, you should be able to disconnect and trust your team. I find the first 2-3 days…

Ultimate Software

Make sure to have a separate working space when working remotely so that you can shut down and walk away easily.

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…

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What is your favorite business book?

Flex Professionals

I recently finished reading Brigid Schulte’s “Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time”. I read it for her research and writing related…

StudySoup

The Power of Habit Titan, John D Rockefeller Biography

The Cheat Sheet

The Tao of Warren Buffett

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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!” –…

Bitovi

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Sococo

It’s about the journey, not the destination.  

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

CloudPeeps

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

Timely

Worst location is probably going to be tomorrow. It’s my youngest son’s first day of daycare. I want to be present, but not get in…

InVisionApp

Worst: a local coffee shop that started playing Christmas music on November 1. Best: my villa’s balcony when I was on holiday in Italy.   

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