Remote Work

Work is not a place. Find out how to successfully build, manage, and work on a distributed team. Be awesome from wherever you work best.

4 Traits That Make Remote Teams Lovable

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Have you seen the news? Some companies are calling their remote employees back to the office — a forced, cross-country trek to permanently “co-locate” at HQ. Reading the headlines, you may wonder if companies have fallen out of love with remote work.

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You Deserve Workplace Freedom

I love being outside. Just last week I went snowshoeing with some friends in Yosemite. But when I told a colleague about my trip, she wrinkled her nose. Snowshoeing? No thanks. Curling up indoors with a good novel is her idea of a good time.

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Commute? You Could Do All This Without One

I cringe whenever I think about commuting to work. The time spent thinking about actually getting something done. The bumper-to-bumper traffic and pollution. It is depressing to think that millions of people endure so many wasted hours each day. Wasted hours because businesses think work must be done in a maze of cubes.

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Stop Going to See Your Customers

Imagine this scene: You are packing your suitcase for yet another business trip. You are pumped about the prospect of meeting with a big customer. Then, you start to think about the security lines. Missed connections … cramped seating … babies crying in your ear … lost luggage. (Feel your head starting to pound?) And that is all before you even get to the airport. Read more…

The Genius of Working in Solitude

It is rare to sit in the presence of true genius. I had that privilege a few months ago when three recipients of the MacArthur Genius Grants discussed their work at an event held in Washington, DC. An audience member asked one of the fellows, a renowned author, to share how her grant changed the way she works. I was unprepared for her response.

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4 Qualities of Great Remote Teams

Remote teams are often better than their all-in-the-office peers. There, I said it. After working for six years on distributed, high-performance teams, it’s the truth. Remote work is here to stay and it’s terrific. What was impossible even a decade ago is now a reality for thousands of companies worldwide.  Read more…

6 Ways Remote Employees Crush Office Cube-Dwellers

I have a friend named Whitney (name changed) who was once a cube-dweller. And I do not mean she lived in a modern ergonomic-style home. On the contrary, her house was beautiful and vibrant. But each day she left the comfort of her home and drove to her miserable, gray cubicle at work. Cube-land was her reality, and many of you have been there too.
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