Sandhya is the head of communications at NewCampus, a school for professionals that offers virtual classes hosted by global entrepreneurs. The daily classes are streamed live and focus on the future of work and our culture in relation to technology. Classes have covered topics like digital literacy, food production evolution, and problem solving–all taught live by industry leaders.
In her role with the company, Sandhya helps define the brand’s voice. She checks in from her home office in Mumbai, India where she leads her communications team remotely.
How many years have you worked remotely? 4 years
Where are you based? Mumbai, India
Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? My home office or a coffee shop
Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Early bird
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Sandhya’s home office setup
What features do you like most about your work space?
The best part of working from home is that I can quickly access the gym or swimming pool in my building for exercise. I have a 50mbps fiber broadband connection that helps me stay connected and multiple varieties of coffee and tea to keep me company.
Remote work pros and cons: Sandhya’s take
What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?
Pros: Everything, including opportunities that are beyond the constraints of geography and global exposure
Cons: feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues, less self-care
Working from home tips and tricks
What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?
What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?
My morning routine of writing three pages a day and using Sunsama to track my everyday tasks.
What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)
- FiiO headphones for calls with my team
- MacBook Air, my key to the remote world
- Canon EOS 550D camera with 18-55 mm and 50mm prime lenses – my go-to gear to shoot photos and videos
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