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?

Go Fish Digital

I work on a treadmill desk (crazy, I know).  I started with a standing desk a little over a year ago and eventually switched over…

Workfrom

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

Formstack

I work in a co-working space in Oklahoma City that a friend of mine curated. He owned a building and garages in an industrial area…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

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…

TOK.tv

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

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…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

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…

TNTP

Boundaries are important. Over the years I’ve learned that to do my best work tomorrow, I need to close down my laptop at a reasonable…

TaxJar

I eat every meal I can with my kids (most days 3 meals per day). It’s the perfect way to get your brain off of…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Dell

Have your office space in an appropriate location not within areas used during personal time. Learn that the work will still be there in the…

Buffer

I try to plan something for right after work, even if it’s just going for a walk. I think it’s important to close my laptop…

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?

Stack Overflow

Smart and Gets Things Done by Joel Spolsky, and Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (not exactly a business book but I reference it…

Jackson River

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goldman

Summit CPA Group

E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber

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

DataStax

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa,…

Wordfence

“The journey is the destination.” (My dad wrote that on the inside cover of a book by management consultant Gary Hamel which he gifted to…

Collage.com

I have two mottos, both from my grandmother: If it is to be, it is up to me It’s not what you get but what…

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

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…

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…

GitLab

Any place with slow wifi feels like hell. Being on a beach in Thailand was great, except for the lifetime of my laptop 🙂

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