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Ep. 13

How to design a productive home office

Is your physical and digital workspace optimized for productivity? Have you implemented tools and systems to help you avoid burnout?

As more companies embrace remote first policies and asynchronous work, people are looking for productivity hacks on working from home. Rodolphe, a long-time advocate of remote work and the founder of Remotive, shares advice on how to create the perfect atmosphere for productive remote work, clear thinking and motivation within your home office (whether it's your home, restaurant, gym, etc.).
He describes his ideal digital and physical remote setup, as well as tips for finding balance and preventing zoom fatigue.
Together with Rodolphe, we will discuss the following topics:
  • The optimal physical WFH setup.
  • Organizing zoom meetings effectively.
  • Finding the right routine for you in order to create productivity and remote zen.
  • How to prevent zoom fatigue and establish an “Email First mentality”.
  • Designing your digital workspace and favorite tools for remote work and communication.
Find the full transcript here!
Stay tuned for the next episode, in which we will talk with Rajiv Ayyangar from Tandem on how to improve collaboration in a remote team. 
What should we talk about next? We love hearing feedback and suggestions about our previous and future episodes, so send us an email at with any thoughts, ideas or guests we should host.
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About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Rodolphe Dutel

After working at Google and Buffer, Rodolphe started to actively advocate for remote work in 2014, when he launched Remotive as a side project. Remotive is now one of the world's largest remote work communities, and a transparent, bootstrapped and profitable business.
He is also a Keynote Speaker on the "Future of Work" and offers consultancy for communities for remote workers, such as Outsite.
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