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The "Always Be X" of Remote Working

mikebell
August 10, 2016

The "Always Be X" of Remote Working

Everything I've learnt about remote working in 8 months

mikebell

August 10, 2016
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  1. The “Always be X”
    Of Remote Working
    Mike Bell (@mikebell_)

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  2. Hi! I’m Mike Bell (@mikebell_)

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

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  4. London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham,
    Newcastle
    More staff outside London!
    We take remote working seriously.

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

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

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  7. Cables, all of them.
    HDMI / USB A to B / Display Port to X
    Always be carrying…

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  8. You never know when you’ll next get chance!
    Always be toileting

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

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  10. Bring water and snacks wherever you are.
    Healthy snacks a plus
    Always be snacking

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  11. Coffeeshops are business too
    Always be not this guy

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  12. Respect the businesses you use
    Pay for your time in drinks and food
    Always be buying things

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  13. Don’t forget to say please and thankful.
    The effect on others and yourself is great.
    Always be thankful

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  14. IEMs or noise cancelling headphones are a must
    Always be plugged in

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  15. Make sure your home office is perfect your going to spend a lot of time
    there.
    Always be comfortable

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  16. Find someone to co-work with at least once a week.
    Helps to prevent cabin fever.
    Always be co-working

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  17. Have a problem? Tell someone.
    Get help sooner rather than later.
    Always be communicating

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

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  19. Healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
    Far too easy to sit at home and do nothing.
    Always be exercising

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  20. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, you name it I’ve got it.
    Always be a legal drug mule

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  21. Regular breaks clear your head.
    Always be … taking a break

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  22. Avoid typing notes find a wall and use it.
    Always be post it noting… ??? sorry

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  23. No one wants to get wet in lovely Manchester weather.
    Always be umbrellering

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  24. Announce to colleagues when your around or not.
    Always be say hi and goodbye

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  25. Any questions?
    And with that Goodbye!

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