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5 Powerful Hacks Every Remote Worker & Client Should Know

5 Powerful Hacks Every Remote Worker & Client Should Know It seems pretty obvious to me. Hire the best people from all over the world to create the perfect remote team. Geo-limiting and having workers housed in offices just doesn’t make sense anymore. With the host of tools available to make collaboration and communication easy and efficient it’s no wonder that there are a number of…

Future of Work Thought-Leaders: Kavi Guppta, Journalist

Future of Work Thought-Leaders: Kavi Guppta, Journalist FUTURE OF WORK #3 INTERVIEW | 5 RAPID-FIRE QUESTIONS This week, we were joined (remotely) by Kavi Guppta, a leading Future of Work journalist whose work has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post — to name a few. For hundreds of thousands of readers, he regularly explores technology and its impact on workforce transformation. Over the…

A New Approach to Feature Requests

Basecamp 3 launched without a grid calendar. You know, the ones that look like Google Calendar, Outlook, etc. We had an agenda style list view of events in projects. And you could always subscribe to an iCalendar feed if you really wanted to see it in a grid calendar using Google Cal or such. But there wasn’t a grid calendar in Basecamp 3 itself. Naturally,…

How I beat creative burnout

Burnout doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care about your level of experience, what role you play in the design ecosystem, or what design title you hold. Burnout is simply another part of the challenge we face as designers. If not dealt with correctly, burnout can have a drastic effect on your creativity and growth as a designer. I hope that after you’ve read this post, you’ll…

25 Lessons on Leadership Your Business Can’t Live Without

When it comes to running a business, you may find yourself learning about skills you never thought you would need. One of those skills is leadership. The reality is that running a business de facto puts you in a leadership position, even if right now your only employee is you. This can be a scary thing for some people, but it can also be incredibly rewarding…

3 Tips for Creating Solid Processes to Support Your Remote Team

3 Tips for Creating Solid Processes to Support Your Remote Team Process is a feared word for many business leaders. Though daunting at first, processes help create structure for people to lean on and standards that ensure consistency. They save time and empower your team members to move forward and successfully perform their work. Whether your entire company is in-house, fully or partially dispersed, teams work…

Work Together And Apart With These 9 Tools For Remote Development Teams

Work Together And Apart With These 9 Tools For Remote Development Teams 80% more people worked remotely in 2012 than in 2005. Last year, 43% of US workers said they spent at least some time working from home. Remote work is on the rise, and modern companies need to adopt tools and policies that allow their employees to participate in the work-from-home economy. The opportunity…

How can we kill facetime culture once and for all ?

How can we kill facetime culture once and for all ? Is facetime culture killing your productivity? How can we fix this? Firstly let’s think about this scenario: It’s 4pm on a Wednesday, you have finished all the tasks you had allocated for the day, no meetings are scheduled in the calendar and nothing urgent has popped into your inbox. What do you do? A sane person…

The WordPress.com Year in Review (and Resolutions for 2018)

The WordPress.com Year in Review (and Resolutions for 2018) It was quite a year for the WordPress.com community, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to. Some years go by slowly — not because they’re busier, but maybe there’s just more out there in the world to stop and notice. We hope the WordPress.com and Jetpack community offered you some of those moments this year….

A new beginning for people with disabilities

A new beginning for people with disabilities Discover the stories of four young people with disabilities from Gaza, on their path to meaningful and accessible work. Introduction The IRADA program was launched in Gaza at the beginning of 2012 to provide rehabilitation and vocational training of people with disabilities (PwDs). The program aims at empowering and integrating PwDs in the local community. The Belgian Development…

Best Possible Ways To Manage Remote Team in 2018

Best Possible Ways To Manage Remote Team in 2018 Here Are The Best Methods To Manage Remote Team Why should you hire remote team of developers to manage your project? Well, if you lack physical space in your office to accommodate a new team, then it is ideal to hire a remote team of developers. And this practice has become common these days given it saves cost….

3 Key Strategies for Leveraging First-Party Data to Improve Your Ads

Companies today are generating and collecting more data on their customers than ever before. This information is a cornerstone of contemporary advertising because it offers companies a way to better tailor every aspect of their content to prospective customers. This means smarter ad spending and more cost-effective campaigns. But understanding what types of data your company can collect is not easy. And how you can…

The Best Channel I Created on Slack

The Best Channel I Created on Slack My team has only recently boarded the Slack train. I held out for a long time — cautious about being distracted by the green button (see Jason Fried on ‘The Presence Prison’). But then I had a simple realisation — I can switch Slack off whenever I like! I don’t have to be available when I don’t want to be. This is my…

Top 13 Insights from The Watercooler AMA with Amir Salihefendic, CEO + Founder of Doist

Question #1 How do your project managers deal with having team members in various time zones? Specifically when it comes to project meetings, sprint planning, demos, client meetings, etc… Amir: Most of our work happens asynchronously. We used Slack for about two years before we figured out that real-time communication wasn’t a great solution, especially for a remote-first company like ours (we have people in…

Mums: At a career crossroads? Consider remote and flexible work

Mums: At a career crossroads? Consider remote and flexible work I was returning home on my 4-hour round trip commute from work in London. As, I sat staring out of the train window, I remember thinking that there must be another way…. As a mum of three, I have personally experienced the challenges of searching for flexible and remote work. This is the reason that I have…

2017: The year I was supposed to stop traveling and didn’t

2017: The year I was supposed to stop traveling and didn’t It’s been nearly a year since I was supposed to fly from Vietnam to North America and swap my suitcase for an apartment. Ten months since I was supposed to talk about “life on the road” in the past tense. Three-hundred-something days since I was supposed to return from a year around the world. Spoiler:…

What To Remember When You Need To Hire Remote Developers in 2018?

What To Remember When You Need To Hire Remote Developers in 2018? A lot of companies go for a remote team these days. As far as businesses are concerned, staffing and outsourcing have become common irrespective of the size of the company. The popularity of the remote (virtual) team has been on the rise. However, that doesn’t mean that people are not skeptical about it. Concerns…

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credit: http://www.beingbrook.com/2012/01/sewing-craft-room-tour-furniture.html git diff ofis..ev Yazılımcılar olarak hayatımızın değerli kısımlarını para kazanmak için harcıyoruz. Ofis’e ulaşmak için: Genellikle erken kalmamız gerekli. Çünkü kahvaltı yapmak, güzel bir kıyafet giymek, traş olmak veya yetişmek gerekiyor. Yolda geçirdiğimiz vakit ise çok değişken olmakla beraber tamamen motivasyonunuzu etkiliyor. Sizinle o andaki motivasyonunuzu paylaşmayan yüzlerce kişiyle temas ediyorsunuz. Düşünün o gün bir başarı elde etmişsiniz haykırarak mutlu olmak acaip haraketler yapmak…

Our 10 biggest posts of 2017

For us here at InVision, 2017 was our most exciting year yet thanks to Freehand, the Design Forward Fund, DesignBetter.co, the announcement of Studio (coming soon!), and so much more. We’re pumped to see what 2018 brings for both our own organization and the entire InVision community. We started the InVision Blog with the intention of it being a resource for designers, developers, marketers, project…

December in Review

Deskpass in the News Yahoo! We’re live in San Francisco! Community Community Office Nicole shared her entrepreneurial journey with She Did It Her Way. Get to know The Farm Soho, a NYC space available on Deskpass. Member Meetups We hosted not one, not two but three! Member Meetups this month. Denver: Alchemy Creative Workspace We had a great day in Denver at Alchemy Creative Workspace. Big…

On Being Freelance and Remote

On Being Freelance and Remote Two months ago, I shared some updates on my coding journey. The main news was that I was going to start working remotely and as a freelance for my previous employer. Here are some new updates on how things have been working for me since then. The quick summary is that I’m very satisfied by my new working conditions. Actually, it’s…

New Year, New City. We’re live in SF!

Hello, San Francisco! What better way to start 2018 then launch in one of our *favorite* cities! The sixth city in the Deskpass network, San Francisco joins Chicago, LA, Denver, Austin and New York. You can now book over 175 fantastic coworking spots around the country. One membership to Deskpass and you can work from spaces in Chicago + LA + Denver + NYC +…

Month 4 Recap: Sofia

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Taking a look back on this month, I realized that living in Bulgaria has challenged me in more ways than I would have expected. 1.First of all, before I left to live abroad, I had no idea where Bulgaria even was. Embarrassingly, I had to look it up on a map (it’s in Eastern Europe in case you didn’t know…

How to Create a Queue from 2 Stacks

How to Create a Queue from 2 Stacks I love doing “Code Katas” and I really try to aim for at least 1 or 2 a day just for sharpening my skills. This nice exercises seems simple at first, but you just need to make sure to cover all the tiny details to make it through. I used python for this one, but didnt use any…

Know the Lingo Before You Scale Your Team With Freelance Talent This Year

Freelancing is a hot topic these days—and for good reason. Upwork’s 2017 Freelancing in America report found that the freelance workforce has grown at a rate 3X faster than the overall U.S. workforce since 2014. At that rate, the report predicts that freelancers will represent more than half of all U.S. workers by 2027. That growth is changing the way businesses get things done. While…

7 Reasons on Why I Left the Traditional Workplace

7 Reasons on Why I Left the Traditional Workplace It was Labor Day (also Beyoncé’s birthday), 2017 at 1:11 p.m. when I began to jot down notes for the first draft of this blog post. Five to ten minutes before that, the words for this post started to loom at the front of my mind. They were the result of wrapping up a quick YouTube…

Developer from a remote location

Developer from a remote location by Thomas Hollar (Senior Developer @ Whiteboard — at time of writing) I’ve been a developer at Whiteboard since August of 2013; starting out as an intern, I moved from Tallahassee (Florida) to Chattanooga (Tennessee) where I lived, laughed, fell in love with my wife and the city, and where my daughter was born. It’s where I shifted from an intern to a…

Top 10 Tools for Mind-Maps and Collaborative Remote Working

Top 10 Tools for Mind-Maps and Collaborative Remote Working There are many tools out there for doing mind-maps to collaboratively work with remote teams. This can help with coming up with research ideas and projects as well as collaborating through the research if there are remote workers or if you want everything kept online rather than on a physical whiteboard. Here are my top ten tools….

An Introduction to HoloMeeting

An Introduction to HoloMeeting When meeting or collaborating with colleagues, most would say that their preferred option is face to face. However, this option does not often exist with dispersed workforces, remote collaboration and out of office working becoming more and more commonplace. This means that working and collaborating in an intuitive, immersive and collaborative manner is becoming necessary across a wide range of industries….

Sky Highs — 2017

Sky Highs — 2017 “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it. Move with it. Join the dance.” -Alan Watts I scribbled this Alan Watts quote onto a tiny piece of paper at the beginning of 2017 and pinned it to my bedroom wall. Change can be difficult. Change can hurt. Change can feel defeating and debilitating. But there’s an age-old truth…

How Create a Queue from 2 Stack Now

How Create a Queue from 2 Stack Now I love doing “Code Katas” and I really try to aim for at least 1 or 2 a day just for sharpening my skills. This nice exercises seems simple at first, but you just need to make sure to cover all the tiny details to make it through. I used python for this one, but didnt use any…

Run a LoopBack App on Google App Engine

TL;DR: In this article, we are going to see how to setup a Google App Engine and host a LoopBack app on it. We’ll deploy a sample LoopBack application to Google App Engine. By the end, we’ll have learned how to: create a project in Google Cloud Platform; configure deployments; scaffold a LoopBack project using theloopback-cli; learn how to config our App Engine environment in…

Thanks for the article.

Thanks for the article. It’s quite useful to understand the pros and cons of different companies that offer remote work opportunities. Considering it’s been more than a year since you wrote this article, it would be great if you can share some feedback on your experience working with Toptal. It would be really helpful others like me who are analyzing the different remote working opportunities….

3 Ways to Help Your Team Create a Better Self-Service Experience

Self-service can seem like a panacea. There is no doubt people want it. A 2017 report from Microsoft found that 90% of consumers expect companies to offer a self-service option. Companies clearly benefit, too. A customer using self-service is one less customer contacting a live agent. Agents can be expensive, and saving money is at or near the top of every executive’s wish list when…

Can Bots Automate Your Processes?

There are a lot of great reasons to structure your organization as a distributed team: more flexibility for staff, less financial overhead for the business, and a wider talent pool to draw for example. However, distributed work is not without its downsides: Decreased transparency Communications challenges Lack of culture Still, for the growing firm or the established enterprise looking to expand, the benefits greatly outweigh…

Sky Highs — 2018

Sky Highs — 2018 “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it. Move with it. Join the dance.” -Alan Watts I scribbled this Alan Watts quote onto a tiny piece of paper at the beginning of 2017 and taped it to my bedroom wall. Change can be difficult. Change can hurt. Change can feel defeating and debilitating. But there’s an age old…

Work/Life balance and working from home

Work/Life balance and working from home Work life balance and working from home A lot of us work from home, partially or completely. The statistics of how many do this are not important, but the fact that you are one of them is. If you work from home you quickly learn that there are a number of things that separate this kind of environment from a cubicle…

Digital Nomad Gear Essentials 2018

Digital Nomad Gear Essentials 2018 Everything in my pack. Total weight: 9.7kg If setting yourself up for a life of nomadic travel and financial freedom is on your 2018 goals list, go read someone else’s motivational blog post. This one’s about gear. 🙂 I get a lot of questions about how I manage to travel with just one bag and carry everything I need to work and…

Powerful Advice to Boost Productivity While Working From Home (in 2018)

Powerful Advice to Boost Productivity While Working From Home (in 2018) The world is changing rapidly with technology- and so are our workplaces. Last year, a survey showed that 43% of American workers are spending time working remote from home. In a report Gallup wrote that talks about remote working and a few other work-related topics it states: “Gallup consistently has found that flexible scheduling and…

When a face-to-face chat isn’t best

When a face-to-face chat isn’t best Might remote user-testing actually be better? It’s generally not a good sign if someone bursts into tears during a user test. In fairness, it wasn’t the tester who was crying but their child, a three-year-old who had been playing in the background. I was on a video chat with the boy’s mother, a teacher, who was in her kitchen at…

The future of work belongs to all of us, and we’re writing it every day.

The future of work belongs to all of us, and we’re writing it every day. It’s a meritocracy, not a popularity contest. It’s not the property of workforce experts, industry leaders or political pundits. It’s not defined by research reports, statistics and projections. It cannot be constrained by time, distance, language or culture. It isn’t limited by arbitrary borders. It doesn’t shift from a single blog…

Your product isn’t done when you think it’s done

In 2011, we had this interesting idea of what would be the next Groupon. Groupon was a force in the world because, sure, it gave people a deep discount, but it was also a source of entertainment — the surprise of the daily email, and the things you would buy and experience that you might not try otherwise. But that deep discount was problematic — a race to the…

How I Spent 2079 Hours And 45 Minutes On My Computer In 2017

How I Spent 2079 Hours And 45 Minutes On My Computer In 2017 The full breakdown of how I spend my time on my computer “It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau If you don’t know already I love data. I want it collected for anything and everything all the time. I derive huge value in my life…

How Digital Marketing Agencies Can Manage Remote Workers Effectively

How Digital Marketing Agencies Can Manage Remote Workers Effectively https://www.hivedesk.com/blog/managing-remote-employees/ Do you need help managing remote employees? We surveyed a number of small businesses who employ remote employees to find best practices you can implement in your own business. Companies in our survey say working remotely is a win-win for both the employer and the employee. Employers can hire the best talent irrespective of location…

How to help your team excel at remote collaboration

Remote work is on the rise. Being able to work from anywhere that has an internet connection makes employees happier and gives businesses a chance to grow their talent pool from almost anywhere in the world. But having a partially or even fully remote team is not without its drawbacks, especially when it comes to remote collaboration. But just because your team’s separation is physical…

Long-Term Digital Nomad Q&A

Long-Term Digital Nomad Q&A I often see requests for interviews and information about people who are digital nomads or remote workers. Because I’ve been a digital nomad since June 2014, traveling full-time for 3.5 years while working remotely, I figure I’m close to being one of the longest running (and most frequent moving) out there. Actual photo of working on our book (The Digital Nomad Survival…