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remote work != workation != vacation
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You want to tell your body & mind that it's at work.
Having rituals to transition between work and life helps in being more productive at work & more relaxed in leisure time.
Eg. dressing like you would go to office, making coffee when starting to work
work-life blending vs work-life balance
It's also good for work-life balance, which is especially important when you work remotely.
In most cases, your schedule is flexible and you don't have any boundaries set. (eg. working 9 to 5 from the office)
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Remote work thrives when:
Also Internet tends to be distractive and counter-productive.
Ideally, you should be able to work in isolation for at least a week.
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Well, you need to communicate well.
But it's not about being the loudest person in the room.
Remote communication is:
Watch out for curse of knowledge.
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Remote teams do meet (usually 2-4 times a year).
Such meetings should be focused on either:
Such meetings shouldn't be wasted on:
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It's a good idea to have some sort of an office. It might be:
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We're just people.
We have more and less productive days as everyone.
Don't stress out about feeling unproductive.
Your time is flexible - go for a walk now and work later.
Remote work isn't about being in the office for 8 hours a day.
It's about about getting sh*t done.