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Your remote work success guide

None of us have a playbook for exactly how to transition from a traditional office setting to a mostly work-from-home life. But with the right mindset—and the right tools—remote work can be better for your life and your career.

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Remote work has its challenges—but plenty of benefits, too.

For most of us, the move to remote work was a necessity—and it hasn’t always been easy. There’s no denying it, video calls just aren’t the same as meeting in person. We’re all missing casual interactions with friends and colleagues. And yet, we’ve also gained more time with our families, our pets, and our hobbies. Our work and personal schedules are now easier to juggle, and most of us have celebrated the time saved from not commuting. And as businesses and workers prepare their post-pandemic plans, it’s clear that remote work is here to stay.  

Dropbox was built for remote work

We all faced a major problem when the world shut down. How do you access the things you need for work when you can’t access your office? With Dropbox, all of your important work files are instantly available anywhere and anytime you need them, enabling you to work remotely. But there’s more to Dropbox than that: It's a holistic digital workspace that connects you with your content, your colleagues, and all the tools you need to get the job done. Explore Dropbox app extensions to further streamline your online working experience.

If we didn’t have Dropbox and HelloSign, it would have been an absolute nightmare. But because we had those in place we didn’t really change the way we operated.

Adam Johns, Partner, Eagle Financial
We know what you’re going through: Dropbox has over 2,000 remote workers in 11 countries using our Virtual First approach. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to remote work—it can be as varied as companies, roles, and people. But whether your business adopts a hybrid approach or goes fully remote, we’ve gathered plenty of fresh ideas, tips, and best practices to help you thrive in a virtual workplace.  Check out these resources to get started!

Got remote work questions? We’ve got answers

Learn the difference between remote work and working from home. And what’s a distributed team? Here’s the lowdown to help you navigate this new way of working that’s here to stay.

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Hiring for remote roles

Pandemic shutdowns and social distancing restrictions have forever changed the way companies search for and hire new employees. Learn more about the benefits and challenges of hiring for remote roles.

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Land your remote dream job

How can you stand out from the crowd when applying for remote work? Try these tips to get your resume in front of the right people, and learn how to ace an online interview.

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Is remote work right for you? Get the facts.

Remote work started out as a necessity, but it’s also been good for business. Employers and employees have seen big benefits from this new way of working. Here’s how to make it work for you and your team. 

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The statistics and quotes featured in this article are compiled from several years of research conducted by Dropbox, Totaljobs, Remoters, Appcast, and Brandata. Learn more about the methodology and sources here.

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