Justin Meads has developed a successful framework for working remotely. In today's episode he sheds light on the pros, the cons, and how not being in a traditional office setting allows for the right professional and personal balance for him, his family, and his boss. It works for Justin and you might find that it works for you too.
Working remotely allows you to save time on a commute if your job is near you or even allows you to work for a company that is a different state or city.
Need to establish a working schedule that works for you and your company & team.
- Will you go into the office once a week, once a month, etc?
- What hours will you be available online?
- Also establish a working schedule for you so that your work doesn’t bleed over into family time and home time.
- Having a standing daily meeting is a good way to keep everyone connected if everyone is remote.
Certain jobs lend themselves well to working remotely while others don't – if interested in working remotely consider approaching your current job to see the possibilities about a remote working situation.
To be successful at working remotely, you need to invest extra time & effort to stay connected to the other people on the team – phone calls with individuals.
Use collaboration tools to your advantage:
- Google Hangouts- https://hangouts.google.com/ - for meetings
- Slack - https://slack.com/ - for messaging
- Jira - https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira - workflow management, project management
- Trello - https://trello.com/ - workflow management, project management
- Basecamp - https://basecamp.com/ - repository for messages, documents, action items
- Confluence - https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence - repository for messages, documents, action items