Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 2: Culture Is Critical

Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 2: Culture Is Critical

I thought working remotely would mean being less affected by company culture than when I worked onsite. A year later, I say culture matters more as a remote worker because it lives where I do—in my home. Fortunately, culture is something we can screen for like we might a potential housemate.

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Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 1: There Are Upsides To The Downsides

Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 1: There Are Upsides To The Downsides

One year ago, I left the commute behind for a home office (read: desk tucked into an alcove). The adjustments have been many and all have ultimately nurtured growth—difficult, painful growth sometimes. If I had it to do over, I’d make only one change: Switch to remote work sooner. Here’s why….

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Onboarding: Notes from a Remote-team Newbie, Part 4

Onboarding: Notes from a Remote-team Newbie, Part 4

Here's something I've noticed about working remotely: it blurs the line between work and home and, at least for me, creates cognitive dissonance in the process. My first instinct was to fortify that line. But the harder I tried, the more uncomfortable I got. Then one day the line dissolved altogether. And you know what? Work, home, everything—everything's better without it.

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