The Circuit

When you work from home, where you live matters more. When I used to work in Alpharetta [a nice suburb of Atlanta] I knew all the good bike trails, sushi restaurants, and gas stations that carried Sour Skittles. After all, I would spend a good 10+ hours there most days, with the end of the … [Read more…]

Recent Items In Other Places

A few quick notes on recent activity outside of this blog that I’ve been involved in: Vetting People for Remote Work I wrote this article about some approaches for effectively determining if someone will mesh well with your existing remote team over at the Buy Sell Ads publication. They have an entire Remote Life series … [Read more…]

I Hate This Image of Remote Work

  I know it is probably intended to be funny, like the Oatmeal’s, but I’ve seen it used on Twitter pejoratively (like most things on Twitter). It seems to be making fun of people who work from home. The making fun comes from two angles: The crazy remote worker Unwashed Uniform (is sweatpants) Same Shirt … [Read more…]

Remote Work is Not A Perk

Allowing your employees to work from where they wish is not a perk, it is a part of your company’s genetic makeup or it is nothing. Many big companies think that allowing their people to work from home on Fridays is similar to matching 401k – simply a cost absorbed by the company to attract … [Read more…]

Remote Work Terminology

Jobs in which you don’t have to show up at an office have a large number of terms that are applied to them. The terms have shifted and will continue to change for a few reasons: This concept, although very large and growing, is a new one to many people, so we adjust our language to … [Read more…]

Work from Home: An Anniversary

In honor of Halloween (the absolute best day of the year to work from home) and it being roughly the 7th anniversary of my working this way I’d like to present a few snippets of the last seven years of my work-from-where-I-wish life: Being involved at my kid’s school so much that when we are … [Read more…]

Finding Balance

Every one of us has learned how to send emails on Sunday night. But how many of us know how to go a movie on Monday afternoon. You’ve unbalanced your life without balancing it with someone else Ricardo Semler 28 Sep 2007 One of the greatest benefits of a work-from-home ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) … [Read more…]