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April Poll Question: What Are Your Best Remote Working Hacks?


IT pros are unique in many ways. Some like Apple, some like Android. Some like Windows, some like Mac. And of course, some like Star Wars (a death star is way scarier than the Borg), and some like Star Trek (Commander Data is a much cooler robot than C3PO).

However, there is one thing that unifies IT pros more than anything else. No, we’re not talking about a love of pizza. We’re talking about a love of remote working!

And that brings us to this month’s poll question: what are your best remote working hacks?

Please share your tips, tricks, tactics, and anything else that makes working remotely more effective, efficient and enjoyable for you. Here are some possibilities to get you thinking:

  • Installing a browser app that reminds you to drink some water and stretch every 30 minutes.
  • Putting tape on the floor to remind people in your house where personal living space ends and your home office begins (don’t laugh, this can actually help!).
  • Rewarding yourself for each hour of focused productivity by playing a game for 15 minutes, or heading over to your favorite social media playground like Reddit.

These are just some ideas. There’s no limit to the possibilities. If it works for you, then we want to know about it! You can also share any mistakes you’ve made and what you’ve learned. For example, perhaps you discovered through painful experience that working remotely without a high-quality ergonomic chair is really bad news for your back and spine.

In addition to helping out your fellow IT pros, your responses will be very useful to the millions of non-technical business users who have worked at home on occasion in the past, but are now required to do so all day, every day — and for weeks (or maybe months) to come. They’re newbies on the remote working landscape and could use some guidance from seasoned remote working experts like you.

You Could Win

Simply by sharing your experience and wisdom, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. That’s enough to buy yourself a board game or puzzle, or add to your ever-expanding LEGO empire.

Thank you in advance for participating. We’ll list the responses in early May, and hopefully you’ll pick up some great new remote working hacks!

Laurence Cadieux

Hello! My name is Laurence Cadieux, and I’m a Communication Specialist here at Devolutions. My role includes overseeing the content strategy and development of our blog, managing the content and communication for our VIP advocate platform “Devolutions Force,” and working closely with our PR partners around the world. I also handle our off-site content opportunities (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.). Academically, I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing. When I’m not working, I sing in a band, and I enjoy watching my favorite movies again and again. I also love cooking, and during the pandemic, I became a bread expert — I can now bake the most amazing key lime pie on earth (if I do say so myself!). Plus, I recently discovered LEGO and there is no turning back — I’m hooked! I’m always happy to help, and you can reach me directly at

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