Everything I've learnt about remote working in 8 months
The “Always be X”
Of Remote Working
Mike Bell (@mikebell_)
Hi! I’m Mike Bell (@mikebell_)
Senior Developer for Convivio a
fully distributed web agency.
London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham,
More staff outside London!
We take remote working seriously.
This is what 8 months of remote
working has taught me.
Make sure your laptop is always charged
Always be charging
Cables, all of them.
HDMI / USB A to B / Display Port to X
Always be carrying…
You never know when you’ll next get chance!
Always be toileting
Just because your remote it’s no excuse to be late!
Always be on time
Bring water and snacks wherever you are.
Healthy snacks a plus
Always be snacking
Coffeeshops are business too
Always be not this guy
Respect the businesses you use
Pay for your time in drinks and food
Always be buying things
Don’t forget to say please and thankful.
The effect on others and yourself is great.
Always be thankful
IEMs or noise cancelling headphones are a must
Always be plugged in
Make sure your home ofﬁce is perfect your going to spend a lot of time
Always be comfortable
Find someone to co-work with at least once a week.
Helps to prevent cabin fever.
Always be co-working
Have a problem? Tell someone.
Get help sooner rather than later.
Always be communicating
Find events that interest you and go.
Meet new people.
Always be attending
Healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
Far too easy to sit at home and do nothing.
Always be exercising
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, you name it I’ve got it.
Always be a legal drug mule
Regular breaks clear your head.
Always be … taking a break
Avoid typing notes ﬁnd a wall and use it.
Always be post it noting… ??? sorry
No one wants to get wet in lovely Manchester weather.
Always be umbrellering
Announce to colleagues when your around or not.
Always be say hi and goodbye
And with that Goodbye!