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The "Always Be X" of Remote Working

August 10, 2016

The "Always Be X" of Remote Working

Everything I've learnt about remote working in 8 months


August 10, 2016

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  1. The “Always be X” Of Remote Working Mike Bell (@mikebell_)

  2. Hi! I’m Mike Bell (@mikebell_)

  3. Senior Developer for Convivio a fully distributed web agency.

  4. London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle More staff outside London! We

    take remote working seriously.
  5. This is what 8 months of remote working has taught

  6. Make sure your laptop is always charged Always be charging

  7. Cables, all of them. HDMI / USB A to B

    / Display Port to X Always be carrying…
  8. You never know when you’ll next get chance! Always be

  9. Just because your remote it’s no excuse to be late!

    Always be on time
  10. Bring water and snacks wherever you are. Healthy snacks a

    plus Always be snacking
  11. Coffeeshops are business too Always be not this guy

  12. Respect the businesses you use Pay for your time in

    drinks and food Always be buying things
  13. Don’t forget to say please and thankful. The effect on

    others and yourself is great. Always be thankful
  14. IEMs or noise cancelling headphones are a must Always be

    plugged in
  15. Make sure your home office is perfect your going to

    spend a lot of time there. Always be comfortable
  16. Find someone to co-work with at least once a week.

    Helps to prevent cabin fever. Always be co-working
  17. Have a problem? Tell someone. Get help sooner rather than

    later. Always be communicating
  18. Find events that interest you and go. Meet new people.

    Always be attending
  19. Healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Far too easy

    to sit at home and do nothing. Always be exercising
  20. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, you name it I’ve got it. Always be

    a legal drug mule
  21. Regular breaks clear your head. Always be … taking a

  22. Avoid typing notes find a wall and use it. Always

    be post it noting… ??? sorry
  23. No one wants to get wet in lovely Manchester weather.

    Always be umbrellering
  24. Announce to colleagues when your around or not. Always be

    say hi and goodbye
  25. Any questions? And with that Goodbye!