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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


The Age of Remote Work Productivity

We originally recorded this episode in July 2019 and the discussion we had couldn’t be more salient today--remote work. Remote work, working from home, digital nomadic lifestyles and more were trending upward before the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we are grappling with the realities of the shifting world of work out of necessity. In this blissfully-unapparent-of-the-future dialog, the ProductivityCast team discusses the positives and negatives of being in the age of remote work productivity, then how to be most productive while working remotely.

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In this Cast | The Age of Remote Work Productivity

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Francis Wade

Show Notes | The Age of Remote Work Productivity

Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

 What Is Remote Work?

10 remote work statistics you should know about

Dice's 2019 Tech Salary Report

Remote Work Employee Policy Template

Example of flexwork policy

The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness by Stephan Aarstol

Hoteling (or, office hoteling)

Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Focusmate (virtual coworking)

049 Virtual Coworking for Being More Productive with Taylor Jacobson, Focusmate

Raw Text Transcript | The Age of Remote Work Productivity

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17
And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

Francis Wade 0:26I'm Francis Wade.

Art Gelwicks 0:27 And I'm Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:26And we are back with an episode on a topic that is quite a bit in the news lately and I thought that it would be really interesting for us all to have a discussion on the topic of remote work and really how to be productive in and when you were remote working. And so, today we're going to talk about what remote work is kind of defining it and and understanding some of the the trends that are around remote work. What are the benefits and disadvantages are the advantages and disadvantages of remote working? And finally, I want us to talk about how to be most productive while working remotely. Because remote working does provide its own set of opportunities and challenges to being productive as an individual in the greater workforce. And so I thought it would be really good for us to be able to kick the idea around and have a discussion around that. So let's start off with what is remote work? How do you define remote work?

Art Gelwicks 1:26Well, I can start you with my definition. And that's it requires a benchmark and the benchmark is remote work requires you to have a designated location that you would normally work from and then not working in that location being able to be as effective in s...

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