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?

Workfrom

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

SitePen

I live in a tiny house in northern Nevada.  One of the bedrooms is my office, and it’s pretty much a desk, treadmill desk, cat…

TeamGantt

I spent a lot of time over Christmas break re-designing my office this year.  I added a new couch, photos from sailing trips, and some…

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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…

Packlane

The flexibility of choosing my own suitable work environment, having the privacy to stay focused on work and tune out distractions, and the time and…

Trade Conductor

That I do not need to sit in a car and drive. As an example I can walk my 10,000 steps a day while walking around…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

X-Team

I’m currently living, working and traveling as a digital nomad with my wife. I’ve never been more productive, creative and satisfied in everything I do…

MomsRising

Working from home it is easy to work when I need to and do other things as I wish. I often combine work and exercise…

LoveToKnow

For me, the ability to work remotely and flexibly lets me be there for all the important moments for my family. I can volunteer at…

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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…

DevriX

Personally I’m a great fan of push notifications. They allow me to take more time “off” while being available for the team at all times.…

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…

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What is your favorite business book?

SimpleTexting

4 hour workweek by Tim Ferriss

Fire Engine RED

“Remote: Office Not Required” by Fried and Hansson

Toggl

“From good to great” by Jim Collins

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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,…

Speak

I don’t have a quote but I think it’s important to always keep providing value. Everything our app does is simply to try and make…

Sococo

It’s about the journey, not the destination.  

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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…

Hanno

Back in those days when I used to work almost 24/7? Trains, buses, planes, hotel rooms, and hostel rooms. There’s nothing quite like taking an…

Help Scout

For me the worst is the coffee shop or out in the open in a public space. I just don’t get how people do it.…

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