Remote workers

Remote workers

Those who work in an environment other than the employer workplace. This can include working from home for employees and contractors and/or from any other environment. Such individuals may require a different approach in terms of communication as they may lack face-to-face contact with colleagues and managers. Digital communications are particularly relevant for this group.

24 Ideas That Will Change The Way Your Remote Team Works

The full and original article was published on Help Scout by Paul Jun


The culture of work may be changing, but the value and effectiveness of clear communication is not.
In fact, as people spend less time in the office—which results in less face time with the team—clearly communicating ideas, emotions, and concerns is necessary when body language and the benefits of proximity are absent.


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Teams that work well together communicate effortlessly. Technology and software facilitate various styles of communication; it’s important for your team to test different platforms so your thoughts and ideas flow freely.
Since more than half of the team at Help Scout works remotely, I curated some ideas from our archives and insightful resources from other sites. Together, these should provide a general framework on how remote teams are communicating effectively, what tools they use, the roadblocks they face, and underlying strategies that coalesce various remote work components to ensure productivity and progress.


If there is anything that drives ideas forward, builds morale, and unites a common cause regardless of time zones, it’s the words that we use and—more importantly—how we use them.


Below are 24 insights on the topics of communication, tools, and productivity.


Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. —
Fred Rogers




Tools and Strategy

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” —
Marshall McLuhan





“Most importantly, sleep. . . .Be as religious and disciplined about your sleep as you are about your work. We tend to wear our ability to get by on little sleep as some sort of badge of honor that validates our work ethic. But what it really is is a profound failure of self-respect and of priorities. What could possibly be more important than your health and your sanity, from which all else springs?” —Maria Popova




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The full and original article was published on Help Scout by Paul Jun

Credit: Help Scout – 24 Ideas That Will Change The Way Your Remote Team Works

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Credit: Coby Chapple - Remote by Default: How Github Makes Working Remotely Not Suck.
Download Share At GitHub, approximately 75% of our 245 employees work remotely, regularly covering over 100 cities around the world at any one time. Making this work for everyone isn’t easy, but it’s definitely achievable, and with the right approach can become one of your company’s greatest strengths. This talk aims to share insights into how you too can reap the benefits of embracing remote work, while ensuring it stays awesome for everybody involved.

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