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?

Attentiv

I used to work sitting down with a large monitor and my laptop connected together.  I’ve since started standing, working from my laptop in various…

Five Q

For me, we’ve converted an upstairs guest room into my office. My wife home educates our four kids — so this is a productive, happening…

Working Solutions

My office is in an unused bedroom in my house.  It has a big window in front and great light during the day.  There is…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

OpenSnow

I work a lot, but I don’t have set hours, so it’s less stressful when planning meet-ups with friends and family. This is the biggest…

Coalition Technologies

A combination of the perfect work environment and perfect coworkers. In a remote position, I’m able to enjoy my work from the comfort of home,…

Bright!Tax

No commuting! This leaves me with more time for working, instead of to-ing and fro-ing.

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Bitovi

I set aside separate space for work. When work is over, I shut my laptop and put it out of sight in an effort to…

Appen

Being part of a remote team has made work-life balance a much easier thing to accomplish. I make sure that my down time is preserved…

LoveToKnow

For me, the ability to work remotely and flexibly lets me be there for all the important moments for my family. I can volunteer at…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

AnswerFirst

Be sure to have an active social life outside of the home. Even if you just do a routine walk through the neighborhood, that is…

Mavens

Have a separate space and avoid using your work laptop for anything except work. When you have finished work, close the laptop and, if possible,…

Blossom

I like meeting people, so I make sure to have at least one meeting over coffee each week. I also work from a co-working space…

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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.

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…

Fog Creek Software

I like the Harvard Business Review Books on Managing People and Change Management, and I love “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni.

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

Trade Conductor

“I know how people work best. Give them their freedom.” – Soulaima Gourani

TeamSnap

“If you’re not ‘Hell yeah’ about something you should say no to it.”

Boldly

I love this quote by Maya Angelou “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will…

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

Automattic

Airplanes can be the best and worst place to work, depending on your seatmates and the flight. I often get some of my best thinking…

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…

SitePen

Worst: Crunching myself into the corner on a tiny table and chair in a hotel room in the hopes of getting enough signal from the…

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