Rolling Remote With Sandhya Ramachandran

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.

Quick-fire profile

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

Flowers add a pop of color to any home office | Submitted by Sandhya Ramachandran

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

Trips to Greece are definitely a pro of remote work | Submitted by Sandhya Ramachandran

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Trello, Slack, G Suite, Zoom, Sunsama, Coda, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word

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.

It’s hard to complain when you’re parasailing in Mauritius | Submitted by Sandhya Ramachandran

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

  1. FiiO headphones for calls with my team
  2. MacBook Air, my key to the remote world
  3. 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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