What Remote Employees Wish Their Employers Knew

Episode 018

August 11, 2020

There are a lot of podcasts out there about leaders and how they manage employees. It's not hard to find articles and interviews by business owners and managers about how they manage teams. In this episode we thought it might be interesting to talk about the other side of things, from the perspective of a remote worker up.

How to Get to Know Your Coworkers When You Work Remotely

Episode 017

August 04, 2020

One of the challenges with working from home is building trust and relationship between you and your coworkers. It's easy to occupy the same digital space and get work done without knowing anything about your team. Better relationships leads to better work, and so the challenge is worth it. As a follow-up to the previous episode on the downsides of working alone, we discuss some practical ways to get to know your coworkers when working remotely.

The Main Downside of Working Alone and How To Prevent It

Episode 016

July 28, 2020

There's really no way about it: when you work remotely, you're going to work alone more often than not. A lot of really great focused work can come from the lack of distraction, and there are a lot of reasons why this sometimes produces really great results. There is, however, a significant downside, one that can damage your team and company culture in significant ways. Let's talk about how to break the cycle of working in a vacuum.

Coffee Corner #1 - Just Checking In

Episode 015

July 21, 2020

Most episodes on this show have a specific topic related to working from home, but today we stepped back to just check in with each other and talk about our current circumstances and how we're doing. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join in on our conversation.

A Better Alternative to Working Non-Stop

Episode 014

July 14, 2020

Working from home is great but can also have some troublesome side effects, one of which is completely forgetting to stop working for long periods of time. Sometimes we can go entire days without taking breaks, and it shouldn't be hard to figure out that that's not healthy. In this episode we talk about various types of breaks you can and should implement in your work schedule.

Meetings: Necessary, necessary evils, or just evil?

Episode 013

July 07, 2020

In the previous episode we talked about video calls specifically and our own fatigue with them. In this episode we’re going to put our focus directly on meetings. When you work remote, they can be either helpful...or very much not. Are they actually necessary, or are there other ways to communicate that improve how we work?

Video Call Fatigue: We've Got It

Episode 012

June 30, 2020

You know it. We know it. Video calls are here and they are in abundance. Whether it's for work, family, friends, or something else entirely, we are finding ourselves in front of our screens and on video calls more than ever before. On today's episode we talk about the impact that the increase in video calls is having on us and discuss some practical ways you can give yourself, your eyes, and your mind, some much needed recuperation.

Prevent Distraction and Improve Your Focus With One Simple Change

Episode 011

June 23, 2020

The tendency to become distracted can be challenging to overcome, especially when you work in an environment by yourself or when there's copious amounts of freedom given. The discipline required to really get things done at home has to come from within. You have to take control of your attention and cut out the things that are taking your focus away from where it needs to be. In this episode, we're going to talk about one of the top distractions that is begging for your attention every minute of every day and how to overcome it.

Getting Work Done When You Have Side Projects You Love

Episode 010

June 16, 2020

We recently heard from a friend: "I am struggling so bad with doing anything productive at work. All I want to do is my own stuff." Side projects can be great, and they have the power to positively shape our lives in incredible ways. But how do you balance work, side projects, family, friends, and everything else? In this episode, we talk about how to make sure that your side project doesn't take over, but instead becomes part of your life in a healthy way.

How to Prevent Burnout and Maintain Quality Work

Episode 009

June 09, 2020

When you work from home, you never "go home". So how do you know when your day is over? How do you signal to yourself that it's time to be done? Somedays it feels like the work is never going to end, but it's because we haven't established boundaries for ourselves and scheduled out our days. Working too much may feel more productive, but you're on your way to burnout. In this episode we talk about setting boundaries, routines to wrap up work, and regulating yourself toward a healthier work day.

Working From Home with Austin Saylor

Episode 008

June 02, 2020

On today's show we had the great privilege of welcoming our good friend Austin Saylor to the show. He's a motion designer who has been working from home for almost four years and brings a great perspective on running his own business while working remote.

5 Tips for Communicating With People You Work With

Episode 007

May 26, 2020

Working in an office or directly around other people provides you with a context of communication, both verbal and non-verbal. There are plenty of opportunities to engage with co-workers and get or receive information. Working from home means you have to be much more intentional about information, relationships, and communication with those you work with. In this episode we talk about how to improve your online communication with your workmates and why it's important to foster as much clarity and understanding as possible.

5 Tips for Communicating With People You're Close To

Episode 006

May 19, 2020

There are two "categories" of people you have to learn to communicate with when you work from home: the people in your life and the people on the other side of the screen. In this episode we talk about how you can communicate with people in your life and how it can help set the tone of your work life.

Does Listening to Music Help or Hurt Productivity?

Episode 005

May 12, 2020

For many remote workers, the work day begins once the headphones come on and the playlist starts rolling. We turn the music up to 11 and get down to business. On today's episode we talk about the pros and cons of listening to music, podcasts, and other audio while trying to get work done.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Day Before It Even Starts

Episode 004

May 05, 2020

Little chunks of time can be slowly eaten away when you work at home, but all of those little chunks have to go somewhere. How can you structure your day to accomplish meaningful work while staying far away from burnout? Let's talk about it.

Does It Matter How You Dress When You Work From Home?

Episode 003

April 30, 2020

Getting dressed and ready puts your brain in a different mode. It’s a clear distinction between sleep time and work time. Not only do you feel better, but you’ll also have more confidence as you go to get your work done.

Define Your Spaces for Better Separation and Balance

Episode 002

April 30, 2020

Figuring out a good rhythm of work and life when working from home can be tricky. It takes time and intentionality to assign roles to your space, and how you view your working context is key to healthy and mindful separation.

A New Show to Help You Work From Home

Episode 001

April 30, 2020

Welcome to Commuteless, a show about working from home with less stress and more freedom so you can live life on your terms. In this initial episode we talk about our experience of working from home and discuss our vision for this show.

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