Remote Work

Onsite Work

What is best done onsite:

  • Brainstorming

  • Bumping into each othe rfor casual quick conversations

  • Rubbing shoulders

    • Easier to spark ideas

  • Meetings

  • Quick clarification

What is best not done onsite:

  • Sometimes focus

  • Taking a break

Helps with:

  • Focus

    • Sometimes it helps to be around other poeple to work

    • Especialy if you need the motivation and focus of others

Benefits of working onsite:

  • Socializing

  • Brainstorming

  • Easier to ask questions

  • Easier to achieve breadth and depth

  • Learning good habits from other people

  • Peer pressure from other people

Problems with working onsite:

  • Have to share a location and schedule with other people

  • Peer pressure from other people

  • Can be intense

    • Need to defuse once in a while

Remote Work

What is best done remotely:

  • Research

  • Exploration

What is best not done remotely:

  • Brainstorming

  • Meetings

What can be done remotely:

  • Quick clarification

  • Research

  • Execution

What can not be done remotely:

  • Brainstorming

  • Meeting

Requires:

  • Independence

  • Self Driven

  • Self accountable

  • Good habits

Benefits of working remotely:

  • Work whenever or wherever I want

    • Time/schedule

    • Location

  • Isolation

  • No peer pressure from other people

Problems with working remotely:

  • Socializing

  • Isolation

  • I can't carry the equipment that I work best on

  • Can only achieve either breadth or depth

  • Harder to learn from others

  • Slave to your bad habits

  • No peer pressure from other people

What questions can be asked remotely:

  • Quick yes/no answers.

  • Solutions which can be copied or pasted