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?

Hubstaff

For me personally, my workspace has a lot of natural light and is minimalist. I don’t like clutter and I need clean angles and bold…

Scrapinghub

I rent a coworking space two blocks away from home, where I come to work every day. It used to hold 12 people in my…

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…

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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.…

iTutorGroup

Never having to disconnect from family.  

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…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Incsub

Several times a week I will take a few hours during the regular work day to go do something fun – usually the gym, tennis…

Speak

I like that you describe it as integration rather than balance, that’s definitely the case when you’re working from home or going to the gym…

Acceleration Partners

I try to keep to a schedule. I get up and get out of the house and bring my kids to school, then I “go…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

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…

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…

komoot

I think it’s pretty similar to working non-remotely. Different people have different preferences, but I am quite outdoorsy and I like to move. Go for…

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What is your favorite business book?

Parse.ly

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

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…

Knack

The OG: Andy Grove’s High Output Management

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

OnTheGo Systems

“If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Bitovi

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

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!” –…

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

Authentic Form & Function

There’s nothing quite worse than sitting down at a chic coffee shop with a fresh drink, only to find out the internet connection is barely…

Trello

Loud coffee shops with screaming babies. Best is my current office with my beloved treadmill desk! 🙂

Beutler Ink

Worst location is a rental car, while my husband and I were driving from Ohio to Oregon on a summer road trip in 2013. Phone…

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