Remote Work Round-Up – July 20, 2017
We're always exploring the question – does working remotely really make you more productive?
While you may find that answer somewhat aggravating in its lack of decisiveness, it makes sense. How people work best can differ from individual to individual and situation to situation.
The lesson learned is really to back away from extremes. The answer is not black and white. It depends on a person's role within a company, and the company's culture. For example, if your position tends to depend on collaboration, then working remotely may not be for you. If your job is largely autonomous, then you may produce more by working from home. And even then, there are nuances where some tasks you perform will benefit by being done remotely, while others fare better by working in-office.
So, in essence, the answer remains: sorta, sometimes, maybe. The only way to truly learn if working remotely makes you more productive is to give it a try. Check out some of our open remote positions below, and for even more opportunities, be sure to check out our Jobs page.
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
I thought about writing this blog piece like one of those quizzes that used to be on the back pages of Seventeen and Cosmo where each question would offer several answers of varying point levels and you'd pick one answer per question, tally up your points at the end, and match your score to one of several possible results.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.
Meet Michelle Baker, a technical recruiter at Surescripts. She shared her top tips for applying to Surescripts.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's interview process, culture, and values, and learn how you can best prepare for interviews!
To learn more about Surescripts and their open roles, click here.
Jasmine Harvey is pursuing her MBA while working full-time as a buyer for Viasat, a global communications and satellite internet company. Balancing home, work, and school while maintaining a 3.9 grade point average has been quite a challenge. Jasmine had a perfect 4.0 until she took one of the hardest classes in her program, Managerial Economics and Global, during this COVID pandemic. She finished a full 15 percentage points above the class average, but was still 0.6 points away from an "A".