What a setup! Check out this "self-made pad with crushed marble for feet massaging". Great example about one of the nicest benefits of working from home – freedom to set up your own work environment and tweaking it to the finest details.
Workout in the gym, followed by a swim in the rooftop infinity pool, followed by some beers seem like a great way to start the 29th year! Happy bday!!
Happy to see you on RemoteHub! Your studio is designing and building enterprise software for global companies. As I understand you have an office in Brooklyn (NY), but also work with a distributed team across multiple countries.
I see you prefer async communication, which can be very useful for a remote team! Curios which tools you use? Are you using some threaded app like Twist or prefer email?
I sometimes think that we have all these fancy apps for communication these days, but maybe we'll see email starting to come back more for distributed teams? (instead of using a real-time chat app like Slack)
I think it's very cool if you have one or more team members in your city, so you can work some days together in a coworking space or just meet IRL for an ice cream.
This is also one of the reasons I'm building these remote company maps – so when you're planning to join a team, you can check if they already have members in your home city.
I really encourage you to read this article about remote work. It really sums it up nicely.
“The idea of anyone needing to work from one location every day 40 hours a week will seem even more antiquated than it already does today”
I know this can also be a source of stress, but I like how working remotely merges work and life. You don't have to sit on one place 40h per week to work with your laptop. But you need to build your own work-life balance.
“Whoever I work for next, if they tell me I can’t work remotely, I’m not working for them.”
Remote work is not a perk anymore. It's a requirement.
Good read on remote working + productivity:
💰 Quote above the fold:
"While I think remote work is the future, I believe that asynchronous communication is an even more important factor in team productivity, whether your team is remote or not."