Each week we’ll bring you a curated set of “good reads” from across the Remote Work landscape, including tips and tricks, important news, and thought leadership about remote work.
This week’s Five:
1. What about Location? Will remote work create new notions of “location” and what about the centers of work that have been built on the old paradigm? Steve LeVine dives in with “How Remote Work Could Destroy Silicon Valley.”
2. Heroes of another sort: Working Mothers: This McKinsey article describes the importance and impact of flexible working schedules, specifically for working mothers. Read: “Flexible remote-work schedules make a big difference for working mothers.”
3. Leadership in communication: advice for leaders (and all of us) that remote working requires attention to crisp, clear, and frequent communication. This “Ambiguous times are no time for ambiguous leadership” post from Adam Bryant is targeting leaders and has valuable lessons for all of us.
4. Geek’s corner: P2 (this is not sponsored). Email, Slack, and Zoom fatigue is real. P2 helps organize files, projects, and conversations all on one screen, meaning teams can collaborate from anywhere, asynchronously. Read more in “P2 is an internal team collaboration tool created internally by the team at WordPress/automattic. It is free.“
5. Mental hygiene: peak performance & happiness and flow: We’re at our best for work (and life) when we’re clear, centered, relaxed, and feeling good. Here is an excellent article about the scientific benefits of mindfulness and meditation. So it’s not crunchy granola, impossible yoga poses, or 10 days in a mountain cave silent retreat (yes, some of you got excited about that last one). Take a moment and read “20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today” from Emma Seppala, Ph.D. And, you are welcome.
Whether you’re working from an island in the South Pacific, or set up in your kitchen island, or upstairs in your guest bedroom/office, we’re right here with you and share your experience. Many of us prefer the island. Some like to come and go, and be with “our people.”
Consider this your way to take a break, visit someone’s office, share with a friend or colleague, hit the cafeteria (or your kitchen), or walk over to the next building to grab a coffee or play foosball (yes we still have those).
Your Remotely O’Hana