Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, Remote Work Tribe! We hope you’ve been having a stellar October. With various areas of the country getting hit with some rough weather these past few days (torrential rain, a snowstorm, and wildfires, anyone?), there’s never been a better time to work from the comfort of your own home. In fact, we’ve been using this entire month to reflect on the various remote work benefits our lifestyle brings.
Of course, seeking shelter warm at home while the world outside is cold and wet sounds like an obvious benefit. But aside from comfort and flexibility, there are a ton of remote work benefits not everyone in the remote workforce saw coming pre-pandemic.
Consider this thread by Firstbase Founder and CEO Chris Herd.
📢 feel heard by colleagues: offices are great for certain genders and demographics, terrible for others— Chris Herd (@chris_herd) October 20, 2020
it becomes much easier for them to be heard when they are not being spoken over in meetings and there is a deeper culture of written communication
🚨 less disruption: offices have become distraction factory adult kids clubs that are the worst place to do deep focussed work— Chris Herd (@chris_herd) October 20, 2020
remote gives us the isolation we need to do deep focussed work
😴 Get more rest: the number of people getting up before 6am in order to get ready prior to an hour plus commute to the office is insane— Chris Herd (@chris_herd) October 20, 2020
remote lets everyone get the amount of sleep they need in order to perform to the best of their ability every single day
Chris hits an enormous amount of nails on the head, specifically the remote work benefits we may have not anticipated when we all embarked on this lifestyle.
From receiving more individualized attention to more hours of sleep each night, a remote work lifestyle helps each employee perform to the best of their ability. Plus, with less distractions at home, most of us are also experiencing a streamlined workflow and improved concentration.
What unexpected remote work benefits have you experienced while working from home? Tweet us @RemoteWorkTribe! But before you leave, check out what else went down in the remote work industry this week!
The Tribe’s Weekly Vibes
1. This excellent substitution for a typical lunch break.
2. This gradual “work” merger.
3. This new addition to the Remote Work Tribe.
4. This proof that three-year-olds have much higher emotional intelligence than we give them credit for.
5. This top skill remote recruiters will soon be on the lookout for.
6. This perk of spousal remote work support.
7. This reminder that the remaining task on your to-do list do not measure your performance.
8. This helpful hint that virtual events will not magically build themselves (though that would be an awesome remote work benefit).
9. This helpful tidbit that despite current COVID-19 restrictions, “remote work” means you can work anywhere, not just from home.
10. This highlight of the one skill you need to be an effective remote manager.