Do you keep a regular remote work schedule? What is it? How do you avoid becoming distracted when working remotely? What is a remote work pain point, and how do you address it? Do you use coworking spaces? What are the best ones? What gear can't you work remotely without? What apps or websites can't you work remotely without? Do you work from a home office? How is it organized? How do you stay in touch with virtual teammates? Do you have tips for saving money while working remotely? What’s the hardest part about working with a traditional team while you’re remote?
What’s the best way to find a remote job? What does your remote company do? Would you consider returning to a traditional office job, or are you remote for life? How has working remotely impacted your career plans? How do you stay connected with your local community? How do you stay connected to your professional community virtually? What's the best way to develop professional contacts while working remotely?
How has your remote job impacted your life outside of work? How has working remotely impacted your family life? How do you manage work life integration? How do you stay physically active while working remotely? How does working remotely impact your diet? How do you cope with feeling lonely while working remotely?
What gear can’t you work remotely without?
- Project plan book
- Wireless mouse
- Good headphones
- Leak-proof coffee travel mug
- Second monitor for my iMac (in portrait orientation)
- Noise-cancelling headphones
All that I need is a laptop and my smartphone.
- I have two widescreen monitors that I like to use when I’m working that help when I have to multi-task (which is pretty often).
- I also have a company-issued aircard that is invaluable when Wi-Fi gets spotty.
- L-shaped desk
- Comfortable, yet supportive chair
- Yoga mat
- Vlogging camera (Canon G7Xii)
Two physical must-haves: cellular “hotspots” and a really good headset for your phone/VoIP. Additionally, I require somewhat easy access to a major airport. I never know when I need to make customer visits, so this is good to have available.
- USB controller keyboard for my sound design/audio work
- Something to make my desk a standing desk
- A device that props my phone up for video calls
- Day bag
- Wireless headset
- Big monitor
- Anker 20100 battery pack, so I can work all day without needing a power plug
- Camera (Olympus E-PL7)
- Various ergonomic keyboards, mice, etc.
- An old-fashioned notebook for to-do lists
- A yoga block (yes, really)
- External monitor
- Ergonomic chair
- 2 Monitors
- Excellent Chair
- External keyboard
- Roost stand
- Sennheiser ear buds
- UE Boom 2
- A good set of headphones
- A mobile hot spot
- Bluetooth headset
- Wireless mouse
- VPN token
- My Bose QC20 noise-cancelling headphones
- My Supercards (virtual meeting cards)
- My laptop bench. I store tools in it plus my glasses.
- My paper calendar (it’s where I have my weekly priorities I need to accomplish, plus my calendar)
- Power Strip: It enables you to turn one adapter into a charge for multiple devices—essential when working on the road.
- Logitech 1080p Webcam: A high quality, external webcam makes Skype conference calls infinitely more professional.
- PacSafe backpack
- My Karma Go data device for Wi-Fi
- My noise-canceling Bose headphones
- Nikon D5100 camera
- iPad Mini
- I have a Roost laptop stand that I love dearly
- A pair of noise-canceling ear buds.
- A good chair
- A desk calendar