Rolling remote with Damien Housseau

Damien manages all things IT for No Desk Project, a company that organizes work and travel experiences for remote workers (they also have a great job board).

The company launched last year so Damien has been busy. He shares the uncommon productivity tip he uses when he needs to find deep focus and the balance he finds from working from a coworking space near his home in France.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 1 year

Where are you based? France

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In a coworking space (La Maison du Coworking)

When are you most productive? Afternoon

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Damien | Submitted by Damien Housseau

Damien’s home office setup and decor

What features do you like most about your work space?

Very fast internet connection and a good social environment

Remote work pros and cons: Damien’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, more focus, better work-life balance, less stressful work environment

Cons: struggles with clear communication, feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues

Damien clocking in from his coworking space | Submitted by Damien Housseau

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Slack, G Suite, Skype

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?

Working solo, headphones on, listening to heavy metal or rock.

When he’s on the road, he doesn’t need much | Submitted by Damien Housseau

What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

  1. MacBook Pro
  2. iPhone XS Max
  3. Laptop charger

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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