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How to Work Remotely and Live to Tell the Tale

How to Work Remotely and Live to Tell the Tale

The why, the how and a game plan on how to start remote work, either you're freelancing or you're working with a team.

Hint: it's much more complex than just working from your sofa in sweatpants.

Zaharenia Atzitzikaki

March 06, 2017
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  1. How to work remotely
    and live to tell the tale
    OpenCoffee Heraklion • March 2017
    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki • @sugarenia

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  2. I’m Zaharenia.
    Lead designer @ Workable

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  3. Totally 100% me.

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  4. Freelancing
    Designing Workable

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  5. Freelancing
    Designing Workable
    Managing a team

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  6. FOR ME
    Remote work = 95% WFH

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  7. HOW TO
    Evaluate the pros & cons

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  8. !
    Zero commute

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  9. "
    Lack of social interaction

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  10. !
    Work at your space

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  11. "
    Lack of discipline

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  12. !
    No office distractions

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  13. "
    More work to stay healthy

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  14. IS REMOTE WORKING GOOD FOR ME?

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  15. IS REMOTE WORKING GOOD FOR ME?
    It depends.

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  16. HOW TO
    Convince your boss

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  17. START SMALL
    1 day per week

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  18. Professionalism

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  19. Communication != Work

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  20. What about security?

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  21. HOW TO
    Practice discipline

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  22. ROBERT: The Internet has fun things for me to
    do . . . so I did them. (Pause.) I think I played
    some guitar, too . . . oh, and I separated all the
    dimes from my change jar, which took a while.
    COLIN NISSAN - THE NEW YORKER
    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-work-from-home

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  23. Build a routine and stick to it

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  24. Minimize distractions

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  25. Find the perfect tools

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  26. HOW TO
    Achieve work—life balance

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  27. Remote work = More hours

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  28. Take a lunch break, FFS

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  29. Train your friends & family

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  30. …but also train yourself

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  31. HOW TO
    Keep in touch with people

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  32. The FOMO is real

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  33. Engage with the community

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  34. Help your peers

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  35. Use social media

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  36. Working with a team

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  37. Work together.

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  38. Work together.
    Have fun together.

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  39. Find your perfect chat app

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  40. To sum up…

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  41. REMOTE WORKING
    …is not for everyone

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  42. REMOTE WORKING
    …needs discipline

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  43. REMOTE WORKING
    …can be rewarding

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  44. Just start, one day at a time.

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  45. OpenCoffee Heraklion • March 2017
    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki • @sugarenia
    Thanks!
    You rock.

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