Remote Work and Culture

Advice and stories about working remotely and building a strong remote culture.

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A brief introduction to remote work for transitioning businesses

Working with a remote team requires companies to think about much more than where the work happens. If you feel overwhelmed by all the books, videos, and courses on remote work best practices, don’t worry. This guide provides a short and sweet outline to get you started, so you can begin making a smarter transition to remote work for your organization.

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Easy communication guidelines for remote teams

Most of the time, we say remote teams need to overcommunicate. By default, humans tend to do things without writing them down, so calling the right amount of communication “overcommunication” helps readjust expectations. That said, you can swing too far in the other direction if you don’t practice self-awareness.

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How to support employees who don’t like working remotely

Some people will always prefer to wake up, get dressed, and head out the door to work in an office environment. Whether for social engagement, productivity reasons, or simple personal preferences, the feelings of employees who struggle with remote work are valid and should not be dismissed. Your remote-first work culture should make every employee feel supported.

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How to avoid micromanaging your remote workers

Increased acceptance of remote work means managers and business owners must learn to manage remote teams more effectively. If you want your team to deliver the performance benefits for which remote work is famous, start by addressing the way you communicate expectations to your remote employees.

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How remote work welcomes workers with disabilities

The relationship between remote work culture and workers with disabilities has been positive from the outset. This year, the U.S. celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Companies with remote workforces can offer unique opportunities to people with disabilities around the world, but those same companies must recognize and address the challenges their employees face.

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Creating your home office with mental health in mind

Are you one of those people who built a “temporary” home office several months ago? Maybe you put a space together when you moved and never got around to unpacking? However you ended up with your home office, you have the power to change it — and if you’re feeling anxious, depressed, burned out, or just plain unhappy, you should change it.

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4 essential elements of a sustainable remote work culture

You can add all the Slack emojis and game nights you want, but remote teams thrive on substance, not style. Whether your company went fully remote after the COVID-19 pandemic or you’ve been working remotely for years, you need a rock-solid foundation of accountability, collaboration, and communication if you want your business to flourish.

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What's wrong with your time zone?

Time zones hold remote organizations back. With multiple team members in multiple regions of the world, companies can't afford to waste hours of lost productivity on missed meetings and unclear deadlines. As a fully remote organization, Remote embraces UTC as the answer.

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How companies review your application and why you don't hear anything back

You found your dream position, poured all your time and energy into an amazing cover letter...and you hear nothing back at all from the company you applied to. Sure, your CV wasn't a perfect match, but you more than compensate for that, which you explained in your cover letter. Then why didn't you get a response? Or, if you got one, why was a it such an impersonal one without any feedback?

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