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Tips to stay engaged during boring conference calls

Another Boring Conference Call? Here’s How to Stay Engaged

It can be very tempting to multitask during conference calls and virtual meetings when you’re a remote worker. After all, no one can see you. Seems like a perfect time to catch up on...
A morning routine will ease you into your workday

Leverage Your Brainpower with a Morning Routine

When you work remotely, it's important to have a routine that marks the end of the day: A habit that acts as a mental switch telling you that the workday is done and it's...
Freelance work brings freedom

Top Motivators & Demotivators for Freelancers

It’s no surprise that a high proportion of creative professionals tend to migrate to freelance work at some point in their careers. After all, it can be difficult to do your best work when...
Lower holiday stress with effective time management

Keep the Holidays from Undermining Your Productivity

The holidays are a hectic time for most of us. With all of the festivities, travel, shopping and entertaining taking place, it’s all too easy to fall behind schedule on work deadlines. Allowing holiday-related...
Convince your boss to let you work from home by building trust

How to Overcome Your Manager’s Fear of Remote Work

Even longtime remote workers have come up against the “fear factor” — when a new manager or company executive doesn’t trust remote work and wants to bring people back into the office. The most...
Improve your mental focus by eliminating common distractions in the home office

Staying on Task: These 5 Things Are Killing Your Concentration

Concentrating on work requires a good bit of effort. We all have days when our ability to focus is so weak that we can't seem to make headway on any work-related tasks. We find...
Create a paperless home office

Going Paperless: 5 Types of Documents You Can Eliminate

Paper takes up a lot of space and effort. It weighs you down, tends to accumulate, and keeping it organized can be a chore. It's time to liberate yourself from paper clutter by ditching...
Find workspaces that stimulate your creativity and productivity

Scope Out Alternative Workspaces That Stimulate Your Productivity

Every remote worker has days when it seems impossible to focus. Maybe there is too much stomping and scraping overhead, or your floor is vibrating from the pulse of your downstairs neighbor’s bass, or...
Communicate effectively with remote team members

Ask 6 Questions to Keep Your Communication on Point

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most critical success factors for remote workers. No matter where the work is performed, most of us have colleagues, teammates, bosses or clients with whom...
Tips for scheduling meetings across time zones

3 Tips for Holding Meetings Across Time Zones

When you work as part of a remote team, finding the right time to schedule meetings can be a challenge. Agreeing upon a time of day that’s convenient for all participants may be difficult...
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