There has been a lot of discussion lately on the subject of remote workers versus on site workers, spurred on by this Stack Overflow blog post supporting their remote workers. As an employee of Rocksauce Studios, some people wonder why I work remotely instead of packing my bags and moving to Austin, Texas. The answer is simple, really: while Austin is truly one of my favorite cities in the world, sometimes you just can’t leave your “home.” Before starting at Rocksauce, I worked in a corporate office, so there were lots of questions regarding my sudden change in daily scenery and a big adjustment for me as a worker. So far, I’ve found working remotely to be quite wonderful as long as you have a good team and the right tools at your disposal.
Here are some of the most effective tools for any remote employee: