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?

Trade Conductor

My “office” is my computer and my phone and my flight and my suitcase.

Workfrom

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

Batchbook

I’m fortunate to be close enough to work from our Providence office sometimes. I share an office there with two lovely and passionate co-workers. When…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

Ultimate Software

You are able to have the freedom to work on your own time, and you also don’t have to deal with a commute!

OnTheGo Systems

I love working from the coziness of home—that’s one of the biggest advantages for me. I don’t care if it rains, if it’s freezing cold,…

komoot

Environmental—no need to commute Manage my own time the way it suits my working style True responsibility and ownership to drive projects forward Flexibility Growth…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Knobs.co

I’m both an author and a business owner. I do my writing in the morning, then transition into work in the afternoon, which is when…

Qkids

I love my work—in fact, this is not a job, it’s become part of my life, and I’m enjoying it. 

Formstack

For the most part, I still work a pretty routing 8-5 day. That said, I obviously do some work outside those hours sometimes, and when…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

BELAY

Finding and protecting a work-life balance is important for the remote worker to be able to disconnect. Tips for establishing a work-life balance include proactively…

Tortuga

Set rules and boundaries for yourself. Have a way to signal that you’re taking a break or done for the day. I have a separate…

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?

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…

Toggl

“From good to great” by Jim Collins

Help Scout

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin The 99u Series: Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact A Beautiful Constraint by Adam…

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

Ushahidi

Structure without bureaucracy is essential.

Vork Inc

My leadership tips to myself: Focus on the end goal. Leaders lead. Be honest. Handy way to make decisions in a complex world.

Balsamiq

Our motto is “life’s too short for bad software!” When it comes to challenging times, I often say “if it was easy, someone else would…

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

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…

Kin HR

Best was Dubai! In a cafe right across from Burj Khalifa.

Summit CPA Group

The best place for sure is in the bleachers — watching my son’s baseball game.

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