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Remote Working The New Normal

Mar 10, 20200 comments

Get With The Program

Ever since we started in 2013, we naturally embraced the concept of remote working. Working with talent in different time zones & continents to being on-site with clients the need to be mobile & flexible has been part of our culture. Here are the things we’ve learned;


  • Even though you are remote – you still need a dedicated space to establish a routine (boundaries).
  • Have the right equipment – a laptop and an internet connection are all you really need.
  • Dress like you would for work (PJ’s and sweats will create the wrong environment – I always say, if something comes up and I have to go somewhere, I should be ready to go)
  • Schedule breaks – you still need to get away and stretch.
  • Avoid background noise and distractions (TV, music) if you focus, you’ll get things done faster.
  • Use communication tools (Synchronous – for chat, meetings and calls; Skype/Slack, Chime. Asynchronous – for tasks and schedules; Basecamp, Asana). Choose specific ones and stick to them.
  • Clearly define a set of rules/requirements according to the nature of the meeting(s).
  • Have an Agenda and stick to the timing.
  • Summarize and distribute (by end of day or sooner)
  • Every week, at fixed intervals, each team meets on a call and explains what they’ve worked on this week and what they are working on next.
  • Oh and eat well… thinking requires energy (feed the brain)


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