10 comments

  • Matt C, 4 years ago

    I actually had the opposite experience when I first started working from home. I gained weight and became a recluse. I didn't realize how healthy going into the office everyday was for me, and I had to work hard to overcome my bad habits.

    Now that I have though, I don't see myself going back into the office anytime soon. The pros just outweigh the cons so much.

    4 points
    • , 4 years ago

      Yeah, I can see it being really easy to get into some bad habits working remotely, I definitely haven't done as well as I'd like to with the getting up early part :p Glad you've overcome them!

      0 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 4 years ago

      Different strokes.

      I too need the office. Especially because I learn more when surrounded by people with different disciplines.

      Osmosis is a powerful thing.

      1 point
    • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, 4 years ago

      Yea, I had to force myself to go one a 30 min walks before work, during lunch, and after work because I was getting zero steps. Running is nice at lunch, but sometimes its hard to take 30+ min break without needing to pause to answer a question.

      0 points
  • Andrew Richardson, 4 years ago

    The idea of remote working is incredible but the more I do it the more I see it's downsides. A big one being: selling design.

    I've found it really really hard to effectively sell design and the design process without being in the room with the people you are selling to. Video conference tech doesn't quite capture the ability to read a room and adapt which is crucial.

    It could be my inexperience at remote working but it's hard for me to imagine that getting much better.

    3 points
    • Weston Thayer, 4 years ago

      I think it's more difficult in general when you are remote, but working with others who are not. I have found selling design to be much less of an issue in a 100% remote environment.

      1 point
    • , 4 years ago

      I totally agree about reading the room being important. For my company, we plan to meet in person for big meetings, internal or with clients. There are so many subtleties that can get lost via video chat. I have had a few design presentations via video chat with clients and it seems to go well. But locking down an important proposal is a different story

      0 points
  • Frédéric AudetFrédéric Audet, 4 years ago

    Working remotely works for some people and doesn't work for others. Did it for 6 months and I will NEVER do it again.

    Glad it worked for you.

    2 points
  • Weston Thayer, 4 years ago

    Been working remote for over a year, you are spot on! (especially about the plants, is working from home really the cause of my obsession?)

    2 points
    • , 4 years ago

      From what I've been seeing, plants are IN right now haha. So many people I've talked to are just as obsessed with their houseplants as I am

      1 point