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Say goodbye to office hours and tiresome commutes. An increasing number of companies don’t let you work from home only when your cat is sick but are now doing away with physical offices all together. One such “all-remote” company is the chatbot-building platform Octane AI, whose 14 employees all work from different locations. The company’s vice president of product Megan Berry believes that going all remote has huge benefits for both employers and employees – provided that both sides observe a series of best practices. If you’re sick of the daily grind, getAbstract recommends you read Berry’s enthusiastic guide to working remotely.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How remote work benefits both employers and employees, and
  • What best practices telecommuters should observe to be successful team members.
 

About the Author

Megan Berry is vice president of product at the chatbot-building platform Octane AI.

 

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Many companies allow their employees to work remotely at least some of the time. “All-remote” companies, in contrast, have no communal office space at all. The all-remote model has several advantages. When searching for talent, an employer can hire the best fits no matter where they live. Remote employees, in turn, can set their own hours and save time commuting. Remote workers can choose the environment that most suits their individual working style – be it a quiet home office or a lively café. Some may even choose to travel while working. Several best practices apply to both employees and employers at all-remote companies to ensure successful working relationships:


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