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Co-working space, home office or your living room couch? 😎
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Coming to our discussion topic this week, have you seen Andy Tryba's (remote) workplace - Photo 1, Photo 2? Insane optimization for remote calls and hybrid meetings
The next thing I did was search for 'remote office setup' on Twitter and there came along a list of interesting work setups. Have a look yourself - One, Two, Three.
I am amazed at the amount of thought and effort people put into setting up their workspace and rightly so. This is where you will be spending most of your time in a day and no one else is going to do it for you.
What's your office setup like? Drop me a line with a few pictures - I would so love to see them
But wait, I think I jumped the gun here. Do you even have a dedicated workstation at home or do you work out of a co-working space? Or are you a digital nomad traveling and working from any place you find suitable - a cafe, beach or pretty much any place with a stable internet?
"Below is a photo of me enjoying a day at a co-working space in Koh Phangan, Thailand. It’s a tongue in cheek look at how remote work is promoted on social media but in reality, this was the most productive month I had that year. My only time in that hammock was for this photo."
Having a reliable work setup is crucial for so many reasons - your client or manager won't accommodate mediocrity just for the fact that you are on the move and you will be at your productive worst if you don't have your workspace figured.
Of course, in my opinion, a living room couch or a beach is out of question as a workplace. Do you agree? Would love to hear what you think about this.
Laura's journey through Product Design, Travelling and Digital Nomading
I was quite intrigued when Laura mentioned how remote work has done wonders for her mental health as well.
In her words, "If going through a rough period, this leaves me with two alternatives: begrudgingly drag myself to work, or take sick leave.But remote work has empowered me to focus on work while staying in a more comfortable environment."
Laura has transitioned from an in-office job to leading a group of 40 digital nomads on a year-long trip and finally working a remote job at InVision.Read more about it here.
As always, here are our top picks of remote-first products -
💉Remote Health is a full-fledged health insurance option for remote teams that works across the globe
⏳Habitual helps you track habits, build routines and accomplish goals
🗓Timy allows you to send scheduled messages on Slack taking care of Timezones
⏰WorkHours helps you track working hours, overtimes and earnings
🗣Krisp is a noise cancelling app for calls that makes remote professionals more productive