Work Remote

Work days for us don’t look that different from a conventional company, honestly, with the exception maybe of the way we run our projects. Despite the fact that we’re working remotely, there are still team meetings, water cooler chatter in various Slack channels, lunch breaks. We just do it from remote places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, India, or Ireland. There are advantages and disadvantages to remote work, of course, but the point is this: there’s a high probability that remote is the future. That’s why we have created a new section dedicated to working remotely - here's where we dig into what remote work is, how to manage your work from afar, how to stay motivated, how to manage a team remotely, and what working remotely could be in the future.

Work-From-Home and Life in The Next Normal

Let's face it, working from home is the next normal. The COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to rethink their business models - going forward. While remote working was already gaining currency before the crisis, the pandemic has escalated the process and the step-change in the use of video-conferencing globally has shown that remote working is here to stay. More and more businesses have been adopting a remote workforce system...

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7 Effective Ways to Communicate Effectively With Employees During a Crisis

The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many businesses to a lot of uncertainties ranging from a decline in sales to a ‘work-from-home’ environment. This pandemic, like other turbulences, causes a lot of anxiety and loss of focus in any environment typically. This turmoil and dynamic have changed the internal communication perspective for most of the brands across the world. It is at turbulent times like this that a leader needs to stand...

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10 Tips for Effective Remote Meetings

In pre-pandemic times, remote meetings were an alternative to face-to-face meetings in the office. But the coronavirus pandemic flipped the world upside down and what used to be an alternative has now become the new normal. With the worsening crisis, we expect remote meetings and remote work to be around far longer than anticipated. For this reason, owners and managers of businesses should learn how to make remote meetings more...

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Why Working From Home is So Exhausting – Here’s What You Need To Do

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our lives have changed in so many ways, especially with most employees being asked to work from home.  Sure, most people thought that working from home was going to be a breeze, imagining they could get out of bed at 8:30 A.M. and start working in their pajamas on their couch by 9:00 A.M. However, working from home has turned out to be more of...

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Upwork CEO Believes Freelancers Will Have More Work During the Pandemic

According to its CEO Hayden Brown, Upwork has an interesting challenge on its hands: Their clients aren’t always keen on letting others know that they’re outsourcing some of their jobs and hiring freelancers. But things are changing because of the current coronavirus pandemic. Upwork, of course, is the online platform that connects remote freelancers and companies, both physical and virtual. Secret Sauce No More Brown notes that “Our customers always...

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A Guide to Becoming a Very Competent Remote Worker

Beginning to work from home can be a very daunting experience, especially for people who have never done it before. It is especially hard for extroverted people because working from home means that mostly you’re stuck in your home office. Getting into the mood of working can be difficult too, it would be hard to direct your focus to the things that you should be working on, that is assuming...

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8 Tips For Effective Collaboration in Remote Teams

In this day and age, the term “remote work” no longer sounds as unfamiliar as it was just a few years ago. In only 12 years, the number of people who are working remotely increased by a whopping 159%. The reason for such a steep increase is that 90% of the employees, when asked, say that being given a chance to work remotely definitely increased their morale. In the United...

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10 Best No-Vocal Audio Music to Listen to For Optimal Work From Home Productivity

With everyone working from home, productivity has taken a nosedive. Focusing on work isn't easy. One of the simplest ways to avoid that pitfall is to employ the use of headphones. According to Sonos, 67% of people believe listening to music helps them get more done than drinking a cup of coffee. Tune in to some no-vocal audio and let the work come quickly. (Note: this doesn't have to be...

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The Leader’s Handbook in Managing Remote Employees

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of working remotely became even more prevalent. It doesn’t matter whether you are an employee or a student, chances are you are now doing your work or studies remotely. Remote work isn’t a brand new thing anymore; in the United States, at least, the working population is composed of nearly 25% remote employees. Just like working in the office, some policies and rules must...

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Interpreting The Jargons of Remote Job Postings

Professional remote job posting writers intentionally use jargon that only remote workers with a significant amount of experience can only understand, this is done to deliberately rule out unlikely candidates just by using an intimidating title on their remote job postings. That being said, you can also use it to your advantage by learning what these jargons mean so that you can filter out the jobs that you don’t like...

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5 Companies Revitalizing Work From Home

It is undeniable that this day and age, technology has become an integral part of any business. So much so that companies are adapting to new avenues of the workforce - the online community. Many companies are opting out of traditional office setups and redirecting their processes into online teams. They have the same structure, rules, obligations but situated outside of an on-site component. This has become a breakthrough in...

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7 Simple Hacks to Overcoming Procrastination When Working Remotely

Procrastination is something that’s easy to be guilty of, and not so easy to avoid. But it can be avoided successfully, with these effective measures. Never do today what you can put off for tomorrow. That doesn’t quite sound right, does it? It sounds very wrong in fact, but that’s exactly the principle behind procrastination. It’s something that most of us have probably been guilty of at some point, and...

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5 Simple Ways to Show Remote Workers Appreciation

Did you know that a person's average lifespan is 79 years? If a person gets to live longer, it could be as far as 90. One-third of a person’s lifespan ends up spent at work; whether in the office or remote. Employees spend a lot of time away from their families to work, earn a living and be productive in this fast-paced society. Employees are what causes companies to thrive...

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35 Best Websites To Find Remote Jobs

The world is changing due to COVID-19, shaping our lives and work. While there was a growing trend for work flexibility, the importance of this has increased at a break-neck speed. From health care to communications to tech, each industry offers roles that can be executed from the comfort of your own home. Whether the trend reflects companies’ desires to cut back on expenses or to provide employees with much-desired...

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5 Best Personal Assistant Apps For Remote Workers

It’s always nice to have a personal assistant that can deal with all the small details that drain your day. The sad news is that hiring someone isn’t as realistic as most people think. The good news is that, if you’re one of the 81% of Americans who own a smartphone, there are lots of decent apps out there that can act as substitutes. As the coronavirus spreads across other...

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The Golden Age of Remote-Only Requests

Our approach to talent in the 21st century is more complex than ever before. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. As talent identification, access to talent, and retention become more important for corporations and startups, we’ve seen the simultaneous emergence of another workforce - the remote-only economy, or “gig” economy.  This economy is powerful. So much so that it’s shifting and transforming professional culture as we know it. Working remotely allows team...

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9 Simple Productivity Hacks for New Digital Nomad

Admittedly, there are lots of benefits to being a digital nomad. You get to avoid the commute and the traffic, and you can wear whatever you want at your desk. Your schedule’s a bit more flexible too. But the downside is that the home can be a bit of distraction. Kids and neighbors may demand your attention, and you’re constantly reminded of household chores. Separating your work life and your...

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8 Ways Your Company Can Save Money By Hiring Remote Worker

Whether you’re a veteran or simply a new business owner, one thing is certain - overhead costs are a big pain in the @&&. So it’s a good thing that modern technology has helped today’s businesses cut down on costs. You save a lot of money by not paying for office space, construction costs, electricity bill, rental fee, food expenses, and other expenses. You can simply hire your employees and...

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