One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people find themselves needing to work remotely after having worked in a more conventional office environment for most of their careers.
Shifting to remote work can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately there are substantial resources to help you work productively, remotely.
Automattic is a totally distributed company, and we have some expertise in how to make this work. As a starting point, take a look at these posts from members of our team:
- Coronavirus and the Remote Work Experiment No One Asked For – Matt Mullenweg;
- Remote Work At Scale – Beau Lebens;
- Coronavirus and working from home – a primer to get your team started – Deliberate and Remote – the future of work and life; and
- A Crash Course in Remote Management – The WordPress.com Blog.
Of course, we’re not the only ones who know how to make remote work work. Here are more resources:
- Helpful how-tos for the transition to remote work | The Official Slack Blog;
- So You’ve Been Told to Work From Home. Now What?
- How to make remote work, work: tips from 1Password | 1Password
- Maintain data security when staff is working from home | TechCrunch
- The manager’s manual for remote work | The Official Slack Blog
- G Suite tips for working from home
- Preparing for distributed work | Dropbox Blog
- The Best Office Isn’t a Building, It’s a Space | Evernote Blog
If you find yourself totally confused about the fundamentals, this may help (or amuse you, which also helps): I Work from Home | The New Yorker.Featured image by Austin Distel