The Remote Weekly goes out every Wednesday and brings to you original content, product tips and latest stories around remote working.
Collaborative effort to fight Covid-19 ✊
It's been a really tough week for everyone at home and at work amid the Covid-19 crisis. Most places have gone into isolation, if not lockdown, and everyone's talking about social distancing. Companies worldwide have been pushed into remote work and are tackling challenges that have come along with this sudden move.
Emergency remote work kit
In an effort to help companies transition into remote work, we have put together this lean checklist covering quick remote work tips. We have consciously restricted ourselves to the basics so that the pointers are easy to implement while being super impactful.
We hope this helps as many as possible in this crisis. If you find the content useful, please make sure to share it with people you know.
Collaborative effort to help others work remotely
There are a number of individuals and organisations who have specific queries around implementing remote work in their teams. Some of the people you know might have already reached out to you asking for help.
The great thing about our community is that we cumulatively have an amazing depth of experience around remote. So it's time we step up and help others who are transitioning into remote work for the first time.
To facilitate the interactions, I have put together this simple page which lists details about individuals who have been working remotely and a link to the individual's profile. If you have been working remotely for even a couple of months now, your experience will benefit someone and we need your help.
How do I help?
All you need to do is sign up here and help us with information about yourself through this form. Post that, I will create your profile and have it listed on this page. People who need remote-related help will reach out to you directly on email.
A month or so back, it was just a large-scale work-from-home experiment. But given the situation now, almost every sizeable company is adopting remote in the short term. These businesses and individuals need our help even on the micro-details to function efficiently. Let's work together to fight the Covid-19 crisis and strive to stay productive in this emergency.
A quick update on self-care apps
I wrote a few backs about building a stash of self-care apps for remote work. We launched it on Product Hunt today since we believe it would be a helpful resource for a lot of people at this time. Would love your support on the post :)
As always, here are our top-picks of remote-first products:
✔️ Comeet.me makes effective meetings easy through your calendar
✔️ Ideanote helps you structure and process your ideas
✔️ Code Time is an automatic time tracker for developers
✔️ Peoplebox helps managers build high achieving teams
✔️ Sprint Boards is an online retrospective tool for agile developers