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.

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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
  2. I’m Zaharenia. Lead designer @ Workable

  3. Totally 100% me.

  4. Freelancing

  5. Freelancing Designing Workable

  6. Freelancing Designing Workable Managing a team

  7. FOR ME Remote work = 95% WFH

  8. HOW TO Evaluate the pros & cons

  9. ! Zero commute

  10. " Lack of social interaction

  11. ! Work at your space

  12. " Lack of discipline

  13. ! No office distractions

  14. " More work to stay healthy

  15. IS REMOTE WORKING GOOD FOR ME?

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

  17. HOW TO Convince your boss

  18. Trust

  19. START SMALL 1 day per week

  20. Professionalism

  21. Communication != Work

  22. What about security?

  23. HOW TO Practice discipline

  24. 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
  25. Build a routine and stick to it

  26. Minimize distractions

  27. Find the perfect tools

  28. None
  29. HOW TO Achieve work—life balance

  30. Remote work = More hours

  31. Take a lunch break, FFS

  32. Train your friends & family

  33. …but also train yourself

  34. HOW TO Keep in touch with people

  35. The FOMO is real

  36. Freelancing

  37. Engage with the community

  38. Help your peers

  39. Use social media

  40. Working with a team

  41. Work together.

  42. Work together. Have fun together.

  43. Find your perfect chat app

  44. None
  45. # $ %

  46. To sum up…

  47. REMOTE WORKING …is not for everyone

  48. REMOTE WORKING …needs discipline

  49. REMOTE WORKING …can be rewarding

  50. Just start, one day at a time.

  51. OpenCoffee Heraklion • March 2017 Zaharenia Atzitzikaki • @sugarenia Thanks!

    You rock.