This is What a Remote Office Looks Like

By Wade Foster - Last updated April 1, 2019 -

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One of the benefits we talk less about when it comes to working in a remote team is that you have complete control over your workspace. But it's one of the most important benefits. In a traditional office space, you're forced to work in a one-size-fits-all environment, which isn't ideal for everyone.

At Zapier, everyone creates their own workspace, and today we thought it would be fun to share. Here's a peek at the home offices or workspaces of some of the Zapier teammates. (Note: These aren't in any particular order. And some of us admit to cleaning off our desks before taking the photos.)

Hoon Park, Product Manager (Austin, TX)

Hoon Park's workspace

Evan Danals, Tax Accountant (Bryson City, NC)

Evan Danals's workspace

Rob Golding, Senior Product Engineer (Nottingham, UK)

Rob Golding's workspace

Kirk Godtfredsen, Customer Champion (Seattle, WA)

Kirk Godtfredsen's workspace

Kim Kadiyala, Marketing Specialist (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Kim Kadiyala's workspace

Erin Chock, Customer Champion (Portland, OR)

Erin Chock's workspace

Vicky Cassidy, Platform Lead (Madison, WI)

Vicky Cassidy's workspace

Zen Ren, Platform Support Lead, and Zé João Proença, Partner Success Specialist (Austin, TX)

Ze and Zen's workspace

Two workspaces in one!

Additional Thoughts

It's fascinating to me that all of us work great together. But if forced to be in an office with one another for 250 days a year, we might not like working with each other quite as much.

Working distributed thus helps everyone optimize their environment in a way that suites them best while not distracting others on the team.

See more team photos at #zapierlife on Instagram.

Working remotely in our own environments also helps us work fast—so in the next chapter, we'll look at how working remotely can speed you up.Go to Chapter 8!{: class="last "}****

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