NODESK: Issue #122

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).

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Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

The Remote Worker’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer

Fadeke Adegbuyi | Ambition & Balance - by Doist

It’s no wonder “be a strong writer” is one of the first pieces of advice people give to those seeking remote work. But no one ever says how to actually become one. This article is our attempt to make that all-important advice actionable and provide writing tips that work no matter what your job is.

The Implications of Working Without an Office

Ethan S. Bernstein, Hayley Blunden, Andrew Brodsky, Wonbin Sohn, Ben Waber | Harvard Business Review

In early 2020, the world began what is undoubtedly the largest work-from-home experiment in history. Now, as countries reopen but Covid-19 remains a major threat, organizations are wrestling with whether and how to have workers return to their offices. Business leaders need to be able to answer a number of questions to make these decisions. Primary among them is “What impact has working from home had on productivity and creativity?”

Remote work compensation

Jonathan Gheller

How should companies compensate team members for comparable work, done in different geographies?

How Remote Work Divides America

Sarah Slobin | Reuters

With government benefits set to expire at the end of July, new studies show that workers who were struggling financially before the pandemic face returning to jobs that require close personal contact.

The World Drinks Less Coffee While Office Workers Stay Home

Marvin G Perez, Manisha Jha, Fabiana Batista | Bloomberg

In a work-from-home world, hitting the local cafe for a daily caffeine fix has become a ritual of the now-forgotten past. And no matter how much kitchen brewing consumers take up, that just can’t seem to make up for the demand blow.

When your coworker does great work, tell their manager

Julia Evans

I think telling someone’s manager they’re doing great work is a pretty common practice and it can be really helpful, but it’s easy to forget to do and I wish someone had suggested it to me earlier. So let’s talk about it!

Solo female nomads, in which countries/ cities did you feel the most and least safe in?

luckybanana3 | Reddit

Ladies I feel like our experiences may differ from the men’s. For example, I’ve heard not-so-great things about Morocco from my female friends that have gone, but no complaints from my guy friends.

So, based on your experiences thus far, what’s the:

  1. place you’ve felt least comfortable/ safe

  2. most comfortable/ safe

  3. favourite city or country overall that you’d love to return to

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