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12 items in REMOTE WORK

An obvious manifestation of a distributed workforce is that we will end up working with colleagues from different cultures and different communication styles. Drawing from Erin Meyer’s canonical text The Culture Map, this post from our buddies at Toptal gives some practical tips on how to talk and work with colleagues who might have very different styles of communication. It’s a great read.
Issue #138 published 23 Apr 2020
Cool infographic on the history of remote work. Technology is inexorably reducing the value of physical proximity. How long before the office becomes an anachronism for the majority? For a video on how recruiters work remote, check this out.
Issue #136 published 23 Apr 2020
Outstanding post by Mark Schall, who makes the critical distinction between Remote vs Distributed teams. As we discussed in Ep10 of Brainfood Live, our body of knowledge in remote work is building. You can add this post to the list. H/T` ‘foodie Pedro Oliveira for the share
Issue #128 published 23 Apr 2020
Fascinating experiment by sex & relationship journalist Isabelle Kohn, who discovered virtual co-working service, Focusmate, a productivity tool for remote workers who may still want to work with others. Not sure if I could handle the voyeurism this implies, but I’ll give it a go if you will…..
Issue #131 published 23 Apr 2020
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Some superb upgrades on this website for the location agnostic. Packed full of information, handy tips and useful calculators that give an at-a-glance value for the peripatetic. Obviously do your own research to back up what you find, but this site is great starting point for those looking to move…have a look here.
Issue #143 published 23 Apr 2020
How remote workers from around the world feel about remote work, the benefits and struggles that come along with it, and what it’s like to be a remote worker in 2019. Accessible report from Buffer on a trend which will become default - take a look here
Issue #125 published 23 Apr 2020
A really useful guide from a highly qualified perspective - Steph Smith works remotely, for a company (Toptal) which has helped many other companies start in hiring remote first workers. This post delivers on it’s promise - an essential guide for workers and employers alike. Take a look here
Issue #119 published 23 Apr 2020
Great read from InVision Chief People Office, Mark Frein. A ‘pure’ remote working organisation, all of InVision’s 1000+ employees work remotely. This is a balanced account on what it is like. It’s an excellent read - take a look here
Issue #142 published 23 Apr 2020
Wonderful writing from Matt Haughey, now Senior Writer at Slack, on remote working. Loads of great tips here so read this for the content alone, but also spend some time to consider the writing - takes real skill to make 10 minutes worth of reading feel like a joy.
Issue #148 published 23 Apr 2020
Powerful message, emphatically made. Of course, David Tate is right in his analysis. You’ve got to mean it, not just pitch it. 


Issue #15 published 23 Apr 2020
GitLab are one of the new generation of ‘remote only’ tech businesses - no offices, no fixed location for anyone on staff. It’s the operating model of the near future, so great news that they are sharing the resources they use themselves on how to do remote well. This is a superb collection here. H/T 'foodie Rupert Douglas for the share
Issue #144 published 23 Apr 2020
Deeper dive into the psychology of managing remote teams by the outstanding Stephanie Smith of Toptal. The body of knowledge on remote work is growing as more of us do it and this is a fine contribution - take a read here
Issue #127 published 23 Apr 2020