Remote Work Round-Up
Plus: Designing the perfect space for remote work
Having the opportunity to work from your couch is definitely something to brag about- but I'm here to tell you, after 5 days of full-time couch sitting, your body will be screaming for a hard chair and some form of organization.
Whether you're lucky enough to have a private home office, or you're converting a small corner of your dwelling into an office by day, the new book HomeWork, (which will be published in early April) is going to change your life.
Written and curated by cofounder and editor- in-chief of Monitor magazine Anna Yudina, she understands that working remotely is a huge perk, but also comes with it's challenges- mainly when it comes to space.
"People have very different situations to which they have to adapt their workplace," Yudina says. "Sometimes you need to balance it with kids at home, sometimes you have a tiny space where you still have to find a way to organize for different times of the day and situations. It's finding the right scenario in the right space and time, through design."
Moving walls are no longer just for Hogwarts. New York-based architect Michael K. Chen's 360 degree movable walls make up some of the most impressive designs within Yudina's book, and they're perfect for renters.
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Dorra Bouchiha can remember the exact moment she realized she wasn't in control of her own career.
It was summer 2018, and she was sitting at work, watching a presentation by one of her then-employer's new leaders. The presenter was talking about personal growth and showed the room a slide of two images side by side.
Growing Your Career in Technical Support: 4 Tips for Getting Hired at Elastic from Support Director Heidi Sager
Heidi Sager loves math, but she also loves working with people.
She always has, which is why she enjoyed her part-time job working at the IT department of the University of Colorado while she was studying electrical engineering. (She'd started in computer science, but explains that it "wasn't for her" and switched her major.) She helped students and professors with word processors, basic programming, and software checkout, and took a full-time job after graduation as a UNIX system administrator.
Working at Relativity—the global tech company that equips legal and compliance professionals with a powerful data-organizing and discovery platform—looked different in 2020. The highly collaborative environment of their Chicago headquarters transitioned to a virtual setting, and just like companies around the country, Relativity adapted their goals and major projects to a completely remote environment.