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?

The Cheat Sheet

I keep it simple. I have a home office with a desk, laptop, notepad and pen, and a few of my favorite business books.

Sticker Mule

Lately I’ve been traveling a lot so my work environment tends to be airplanes, hotels or my apartment. At home I have a 27” iMac…

Blossom

I own a self-build standing desk with a MacBook Pro in top as well as an external monitor. Sometimes I move to the couch or…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

Mavens

The flexibility and the ability to focus on things without distractions. If I need to get my head down I can close the door, mark…

AnswerFirst

No traffic to deal with or wasted time on the commute to and from work. You don’t worry about the elements outside or what to…

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,…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Answer Connect

Fred Kofman’s book “Conscious Business” talks about the idea of a work / life balance, and how if you believe in this, you’re essentially saying that…

World Wide Web Hosting

This has been, and I believe always will be, a constant evolution for me. Having a home office that I can walk away from at…

Doist

It’s difficult since I am very passionate about the work we are doing and I could spend all my time on it. Nevertheless, as the…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Crossover

Once you’re done for the day, really try your best to be done for the day. It’s tempting to check in on your work email…

Melewi

Go to a remote location once in awhile –  a place where there is no Internet so that you can at least spend a couple…

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?

ThirdPath Institute

Brigid Schulte’s book, Overwhelmed, Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time.  Brigid does a great job describing why so many of us…

iDoneThis

“The Progress Principle” by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer is one of the most important books for our business. The two researchers — and investors…

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.…

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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.

Working Solutions

Failure is not being wrong or making a mistake…it’s not doing what you set out to do.

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

Incsub

Worst: Whenever getting my car’s oil changed or something else done. At least the time is productive. Best: Anytime I find myself sitting on a…

Flex Professionals

Earlier this fall, I spent the day working in a grassy area nestled in the middle of Catholic University’s campus. It was a few yards…

LoveToKnow

I’ve answered work emails from a lot of places. The worst has probably been public restrooms while waiting for a kid to “go”. The weirdest?…

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