Start Us Up Now: America’s New Business Plan is an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based philanthropy that works in the fields of education and entrepreneurship. Kauffman and Alley worked together to rapidly design and launch a site to disseminate the particulars of the policy plan, support a targeted communications campaign in several states, and garner support from organizations who can join the Start Us Up Now coalition through the site.
This is one of an ongoing series of short posts giving our team members the opportunity to share their feelings on remote work – a vital part of Alley’s culture.
What’s your favorite part about remote work?
The flexibility of controlling where and when I’m working as long as it’s reasonable (and never tiring of my teammates).
What’s your biggest challenge? How have you worked through it?
My biggest challenge was remembering that remote work is still work and just because you’re in your house doesn’t mean you’re really home. My first summer working remotely was rough, I’m not going to lie. Dedication and discipline are needed to both work when required and stop working when required. Seven years later, I think I’ve finally figured it out.
What do you wish you knew when you started working remotely?
It’s very easy to keep working past when it’s time to call it a day. Honor your commitments, but walk away and enjoy yourself when the day is done!
Bridget McNulty is our Chief Operating Officer.