Why are we writing this?
Envato has been a remote-friendly workplace since the beginning. Our founders are keen travellers and understand that work is something we do, not somewhere we go. The authors of this article are well-versed in working remotely both from home and from abroad. Working from home for a day can seem pretty sweet: you don’t have to take a day off work when you’re expecting a delivery or a tradesperson (“tradie” to the Australians) but working from home longer-term comes with more challenges. Recent events that have overtaken the world mean that our entire workforce is now working from home and for some people this is their first time experiencing this for more than a day or so. We’re writing this for them. One of Envato’s core values is, “When the community succeeds, we succeed”, so we’d like to share this with you, our community, too.