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    Just read the article and saw that DB spent around $2 Billion on rent and furniture in 2019 ๐Ÿคฏ. I think they have finally understood that employees want flexible schedules and not flashy offices.

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        Thanks a lot @hrishikesh! Happy to give any member of the Remote Clan early access to CoScreen, just ping me.

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          Thanks @hrishikesh!

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            Congrats everyone! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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            Congrats guys! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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              Hi all! I'm Maryia, IT project manager based in Memphis TN.ย  I am glad to be a part of remote workers community.

              Here's the gif that best describes my working style haha!

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                Hey Mariya,

                Hahaha, great gif! I've some distance to reach that level of confidence in my ability to win everytime ๐Ÿ˜…

                Welcome ๐Ÿ‘‹!

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                  Haha, way to go! How long have you been working remotely?ย 

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                  Hi!

                  I'm a remote front-end developer from Latvia who is working on a start-up that would allow small businesses to quickly launch an on-line shop.

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                    Hey Armands, super cool startup - congrats :)

                    Welcome ๐Ÿค—

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                      Hey Armands, that sounds really interesting. Welcome to the clan :)

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                      It's quite a dip for Zoom given this is just news about early results of the vaccine ๐Ÿคฏ

                      However, agree that it's quite an exaggeration to say remote work will vanish or everyone will just rush to office after the pandemic. We know, to an extent, that remote work will have a lasting impact and many companies will embrace it. Although a large chunk will still return to office.

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                        Haha, 600% rise for Zoom was always outlandish. I knew a dip would happen but didn't expect it so early. Stock markets sure operate in a funny way ๐Ÿ˜‚

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                        Thanks for the warm welcome!

                        Yeah, I'm a work from home staff member for a company that develops LMS' and e-learning content but as mentioned our internal company tool (to assist with work from home challenges) is now being brought to market.

                        I'm looking forward to learning and engaging with you all!

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                          Welcome, Tyrone! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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                            That's really great! Welcome to the clan :)

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                              Thanks guys

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                            Hi Everyone I am glad that I discovered this community.๐Ÿ˜€

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                              Welcome, Uddeshya ๐Ÿ‘‹

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                              Great podcast! Remote working surely offers an opportunity for startups to hire the best talent globally. Particularly glad to see Chris hire the person he finds inspiring without any geographic constraints.ย 

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                                For me, when we changed from office to Work from home, I had to define my new routine, I think is really important to have an order to achieve the most on day by day.

                                Recently I started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear, that book has been so helpful to organize my weekdays and to make new habits (sometimes taking advantage of the freedom that brings a remote work) I recommend you all the book.

                                For now, my routine wakes me up at 6:15 am (yeah I know, too early for some people), but gives me the opportunity to have a delicious breakfast and study before to start my work journey at 9 am. After work, I use to read at least 1 hour and enjoy a good time with my family.ย  I believe once I get a fully remote work I'll be able to distribute a little better my time and activities.

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                                  Agreed, I think Atomic Habit would be a great book for anyone looking to maintain a healthy work-life balance and keeping their day organized.

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                                    It is really amazing to note the amount of effort you have put in to get the most out of a remote work life.

                                    Work from home life has meant a lot of adjustments and recalculations for me too. Trying to get better at it each day. Indeed, clearly defining the day is quite important. I'm trying to be more granular with my workday so that I know where I might be going off course. Hope that starts helping!

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                                    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Mark! I agree with a lot of your points. I do wonder about the article and the argument that having two different employee experiences is problematic. I think choice and flexibility are really powerful for employees so having the option to choose the experience that best fits their needs could really be a benefit. That absolutely requires that people be informed about the differences, and that leadership not show a preference or bias for one model over the other. That's probably where the inequity would sneak in.ย 

                                    I think coworking companies have a real opportunity in the post-Covid world. I imagine many people will become more transient and work "on the road". That creates a much larger pool of potential customers. I know there are some good networks of independent coworking spaces and I'm hopeful that they will thrive once things open back up again and people are more comfortable moving around.ย 

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                                      I think the article says it is very likely for leaders to be biased towards a person they see working vs the person working from home.

                                      This is a great point, Nancy!

                                      That absolutely requires that people be informed about the differences, and that leadership not show a preference or bias for one model over the other.

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                                        Agree with your points, Nancy. With a large number of people working remotely, coworking spaces could become the hang-out spot for workers looking to socialize and stay connected.ย ย 

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                                          Congrats guys ๐Ÿ™Œ

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                                          Congrats on the launch! Supported Flexiple on Product Hunt ๐Ÿ‘

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                                            Thanks Mark :)

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                                            Congrats @johnwade and @sarahsmith! ๐ŸŽ‰
                                            Great to see @hanadi-540 heading 'Remote Work Economy' as well ๐Ÿ‘

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                                              Thanks, Mark :))

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                                              Great tips, Hrishikesh ๐Ÿ‘ Breaking down tasks helps to see large tasks as more approachable and doable. It would be really helpful for those feeling overwhelmed or are not making significant progress in their projects. I follow a similar pattern of writing down important points and then constructing a narrative around it.ย 

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                                                That's great Mark. I've realised all of this primarily helps in consistency. You may do fine without any of this on a good day. But to get things done regularly, it's best to have a schedule or routine.

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                                                Great story Justin. Crypto is a fascinating field with great potential :)

                                                I read that you mentioned you had interest in Bitcoin but do you also code or have been doing it at Quidli?

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                                                  I'm definitely the least technical person on the Quidli team ๐Ÿ˜…

                                                  I tend to gravitate towards no-code & low-code solutions for most of the product work I do. Having said that, I did put together and do maintain our landing page + contribute to our Ethereum smart contract engineering ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

                                                  Despite this, oddly enough, I'm also the only member that uses a Linux OS ๐Ÿค”

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                                                  We used to use a team GitHub repo + wiki for our onboarding docs and general information. But we've moved everything to Notion, which is much better organized and is now used for just about everything.

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                                                    That's interesting! Notion is a great tool to keep docs organized and accessible. What prompted you to choose Notion over others?

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                                                      The GitHub wiki is super basic compared to Notion - sharing/permissions, content formatting, content types, article linking, commenting, etc. We did have some internal docs in Google Docs as well, but the team preferred Notionโ€™s organization of โ€œpagesโ€ over Googleโ€™s pile of random folders and files.

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                                                      I can clearly see the advantage of moving to Notion but what use-cases particularly pushed the move in your case?

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                                                        We started doing some high-level project planning in Notion and realized we could move our internal wiki from GitHub and our other docs from Google Docs into one tool. So Notion has become our central hub for everything given its flexibility.

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                                                      Good post . Nice to hear about slite. Personally, we haven't felt a need for a team wiki yet basically because were just 6 employees and we don't have policies :D.ย  We just trust people to do the right things. I guess when we grow big we have start thinking about this!

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                                                        Great, I also believe a full-fledged isn't needed for smaller teams. But where do you document SOPs or processes?

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                                                        When Google doesn't give much to talk about, the only thing you can discuss is colors & logos ๐Ÿ˜…

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                                                          I'm certain that these logos are going to confuse people at first. Imagine opening Google Docs only to realize that you are staring at your own face on Meet ๐Ÿ˜…

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                                                            Ha, so much hype for nothing. No signficant changes to the products except for force-fitting other things into Gmail ๐Ÿ˜‘

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                                                            This is phenomenal. Although no one would have cared to invest as much into compression primarily for video calls. It will be interesting to see if Zoom or someone else adopts it. I doubt Google or Microsoft would use Maxine SDK as is.