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How to make an impression when you work remotely

Remote workers can seemingly disappear, because they're not physically in the office. Often left out of meetings and discussions.

Very helpful for the team if you communicate your status clearly. If you're out for a coffee, mark your status as "away" on your messaging app. Also, do not work from the bed. Not a good idea.

Oh, and this "mute" button you want to press during the meetings, well... don't. I know, I've done it too – I've put together my furniture with a drill during a meeting. Not proud of this.

We are closing our office. Here's Why.

Companies are starting to shut down their offices and head to a beach with a laptop instead. What a good idea!

You can see from the article that marketgoo has a clear plan for their new fully remote company setting – they're planning storytelling to keep people in the loop, tougher reporting, but this also leaves more money for profit sharing and alternative remote-working efforts like co-working allowance.

Remote Work Is Becoming More Mainstream, Data Shows

Well, it does seem obvious that remote work is becoming more and more popular. Can be more difficult with old school managers, but as you can see from this report, 69% of young managers support working remotely.

When these old school managers are replaced with younger generation managers, there will be more and more remote positions to apply for.

Why remote workers need to work harder for a promotion

We won't put our pants on, but we work harder!

When you're working remotely and you're not physically present in the office, your boss or coworkers can have a feeling that you're watching Netflix at home. And this could be true! But, if you can handle your work while watching Netflix, where's the problem?

There needs to be more trust in remote companies, as team is really based on trusting each other. If you're not doing your job, it should be visible, and then you just don't fit to the team.

Remote workers are the solution to urban crowding β€” Quartz at Work

Instead of wearing a mask in a huge city, you can move to a small place with clean air and nature around you!

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work [Infographic]

It's from a couple of years ago, but still a good intro to remote work. Mart draws super cool comics at Toggl.

"And please wear some pants"

I do have my pants on! But no shirt...

The β€œfuture of work” is here... so why aren’t more companies remote-first?

"Companies are kidding themselves if they think employees are able to be productive just because they sit in a room or building with their name and logo on the door."

Yes! Walk around an office 4pm and see how many people are scrolling through their Facebook feed. Well, a lot. Maybe not Facebook anymore. But Reddit or something.

So, if you're not doing anything productive, why sit there in the office? Go home! And you'll have a lot more energy the following day, or convince your boss to skip the office.

How to Ask to Work From Home (With Exact Scripts & Email Templates)

Yep, when thinking about starting to work remotely and you like your job, it's a good idea to convince your boss to let you work from home.

Prepare your reasons and ask nicely. You can always start with one day a week and grow this to maybe 100% remote.

Doist, who is one of the leading remote companies, gives here a lot of good tips and there's even email templates that you can copy-paste.

10 Reflections on Buffer's 10th Team Retreat

Buffer looks back at their 10 remote team retreats – it's so nice to see your teammates in real life, but it's not so cool to replace your comfy yoga pants with jeans for a retreat week. Oh, and there's so much hugging that you probably get a flu.

I guess it costs a lot of money to fly almost 100 persons together from all over the world, but nothing replaces in-person face time and it's probably quite useful for the remote company culture. And I'm sure it's fun!

How remote work may impact our brains and what to do about it

Leo knows remote work! After all, he co-founded Buffer, one of the best remote companies in the world.

While there are a lot of positive sides to working remotely, there are also negative sides (as with everything in life). Leo looks more deeply into loneliness, and he does this by talking neuroscience πŸ€“

People may often think that working remotely = working from home. While this is probably true for a lot of people, I think it shouldn't be like that. You shouldn't work from home most of the time, especially if you have a family and you don't have a separate "office room" in your home.

I think that coffee shops as offices are also not good. There's just too many people, so they tend to be rather noisy. Also, isn't it weird to sit 8h in the same coffee shop several days in a week? You should probably change shops and that's also a bit cumbersome.

So, for me it seems that coworking spaces are the best solution for remote work! (and I'm saying this from my home, where I'm working 99% of my time, and I do have a family and no separate room for my "office")

60 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2019

Ryan has done a great homework on this. It's a long list of websites with remote jobs. There's a screenshot and description for each of the sites and he also splitted them into categories like general, writing, design, freelance and more.

Some of these remote jobs sites seem to be just aggregators, which I think is a popular side project to do right now (is it because of Remote OK?)

Ryan has a lot of content on his blog, and search engines like him – this article ranks #2 on Google for "remote jobs" for me.

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