A Taxonomy of Remote Work

Multi-Location Multiple offices. Often teams are organized to be based in one office. Benefits: Employ people in multiple locations (e.g. outside of the bay area). Challenges: Communication cross-site, competition for projects, frequent travel (esp for leaders in the organization). Remote By Location Not By Timezone People don’t work in the same place but work on the same timezone. […]

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Figuring out “Remote Work” is Figuring out “Work”

Credit: Xisco Bibiloni /Wikimedia Commons There’s a category of Remote Work Think Pieces (by men) that is all about how they personally have had to adapt to remote work (different from the “remote work is the answer” think piece). These annoy me not because I don’t love reading about other people’s workflow and productivity (I do!) […]

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An Incomplete List of Things I Love About Remote Work

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  Working in my PJs. Working on the sofa. Working from coffee shops. Working from airports. Working from bed (only in hotels). Talking a walk at lunchtime. If people comment on my health, it’s because I said I don’t feel well and not because I’m, e.g., not wearing makeup. Not finding random men in the […]

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How I Run a Remote Team

Processes: Daily 123 in slack: 1 – what definitely will happen today, 2 – what will hopefully happen, 3 – what I’m filling in the gaps with. Daily standup: this is separate from 123, which I find is a better way to share?what. Standup is a little more about?how. Pairing: this just means “working together […]

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That Remote Work Think Piece Has Some Glaring Omissions (A Rant)

When I started thinking about what would be next for me after my year of funemployment, remote work weighted pretty highly on my list. People who know me might think that it’s because of my geographical indecision, and yes, that was a consideration, but the biggest factor for me was not actually that. I didn’t want to […]

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