Working remotely can make you much more effective

Become a ruthless priority setter #

Everyone else becomes “famous for working hard instead of doing important things and adding value”. By physically distancing yourself from the office, you can take a step back and look at everything you do every day – from strategic projects to the appointments you have in your diary. From there, leaders can critically examine where they can add the most value and where they should spend the most energy.

Focus on the things that really matter #

Work and life can blur into one another. Overcome this problem by establishing a daily ritual to switch off. Also, at the end of the day, set a clear goal for the next day. A helpful phrase for this is: If I do X tomorrow, it will be a great day. The next morning, make sure you achieve this goal before you are distracted by emails or other interruptions. When you proactively set this daily goal, make sure that you think about how you spend your days, that you prioritize performance over work time, and that you spend your best work time doing the things that matter most.

Solve problems before they arise #

When we spend our time reacting, putting out spot fires, and dealing with day-to-day problems, we become blind to the real issues at stake. Working remotely allows leaders to break free from this reaction cycle. In this way, leaders can shift their mindset upstream and more effectively identify and solve problems before they even arise

starfish versus spider organizations image

The Starfish and the Spider analogy outlined the principles of remote (decentral) organizations. The famous book revealed how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the US government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success.

The Starfish and the Spider
by Ori Brafman
Release Date 2006-10-05

πŸ–₯Β Β Rework by Jason FriedΒ is a great inspiration about Remote Culture and pros and cons of company size and external funding.Β