Beginner’s Guide to Working from Home

Here is my quick and dirty guide for someone who has just started working from home (or remotely or telecommute, etc.). These tips are in order of importance; first up: Give yourself a month before making big changes I’d suggest giving yourself a month-long trial period in which you carefully note how it is going and … [Read more…]

Work Life Harmony & Resistance

We recently did a home refactoring project to make it better fit our family as it exists now with some new requirements (two kids and one work from home Dad more than originally anticipated). The core idea was to create a completely separate work space for me that could operate independently from the family life … [Read more…]

Subtle (cost and cultural) benefits of supporting remote workers

One typically hears about how great remote work is from the individual perspective – it allows me to be happier, more empowered, live-my-life-in-harmony-smelling-flowers-blah-blah.  How it helps employers is then left as a given side-effect of this happiness: happy employees mean more gets done. I believe that there are more direct benefits to having employees that … [Read more…]

On Mayer: Remote workers have a default culture

I was offline due to the birth of our twins during the huge Mayer controversy so coming back into it weeks later and reading through the many opinions (really outrage) was interesting. I obviously think that remote work is a great thing both for employee and employer in measurable ways but also subtle ones. What … [Read more…]