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?

CloudPeeps

My personal work environment is very light, white and clean. I’m a bit of a neat freak and fan of the paperless office environment. I…

Tortuga

I moved from San Francisco to Oakland a few years ago for more space. Now, I work primarily from my home office (second bedroom) and…

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…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

Sanborn

It’s much easier to balance my work and personal life. The time I used to spend commuting to work, I can now spend with my…

Mokriya

The ability to choose the living and working situation that works best for you. It sounds cliche, but a happier employee is a higher performing…

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…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Sococo

I’m a bad person to ask that question! I personally work quite a bit, but that’s mostly because I love what I do so much.…

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…

Intridea/ Mobomo

I like to write out my schedule weekly.  Keep a running list of to-dos and integrating personal activities throughout the day (i.e. grocery shopping, grabbing…

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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…

Must Have Menus

It’s very difficult to do, but extremely important. I try to have time with my family and friends as a regular part of my day…

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…

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What is your favorite business book?

GobySavvy

The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris and Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins.

Modern Tribe

Phoenix project or How I raised myself from failure to success in selling.

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?

Edgar

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” (Earl Nightingale)

TNTP

If you see something, say something. One of the most important things you can do as a manager, especially in a virtual environment, is to…

Goodway Group

No excuses, just results.

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

Timely

Worst location is probably going to be tomorrow. It’s my youngest son’s first day of daycare. I want to be present, but not get in…

Scrapinghub

I’ve worked remotely pretty much since I started my professional life in 2000. First fixing computers (that I brought home to repair), then managing servers,…

Kin HR

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

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