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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for modern teams. I write about productivity, #NoOffice, #iPadOnly and I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

Do you need to be an introvert to work remotely?

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Today while we were recording the 15th episode of The Podcast Radek asked me a question: “why do you like working from home so much when you’re clearly an extrovert?”. That’s a good question and I have two things to say about this:

Do you need to be an introvert to work remotely?

Extroverts like me have more energy in the afternoons. Just think about it, most people when they come from work they are tired. And they don’t want to see anyone. I’m quite the contrary. I work from my home office so I don’t get the human interaction all that much. So I’m actually looking forward to meeting people in the evenings. I have the energy to spend time with my friends and family and plan the time “after work”.

I’m more connected than you think. Thanks to Skype, FaceTime, iMessage and also Slack chats or Nozbe comments I’m actually more connected to my colleagues than you might think. I don’t feel like I’m all alone in my home office. I feel like I’m part of a team. And that feels good.

Want to know more? Subscribe to The Podcast and in the next episode (which we’ll publish next Wednesday) we’ll talk more about all the aspects and urban legends concerning teleworking. Stay tuned.

Question: Did you ever work from home?