We’re spending the month of May taking a closer look at working remotely – tips for making it work, things you may not know about it, and how to stay productive outside of an office. As to that last point, working remotely affords the possibility of working from some truly weird places.
Our own CEO Anurag has managed to run Blrt from Antarctica and Brazil in the past. That’s pretty impressive from a distance and time-zone perspective but is it weird? Not even close when compared to some strange but true stories from across the internet.
Weird places others have worked
Weird, we suppose, is measured on a broad and subjective spectrum and so it got us thinking: what are the absolute weirdest places that have seen the accomplishment of productive work? We quickly discovered that we were not the first to entertain this thought.Ever fed #horses while on a #ConferenceCall? Here's some weird but true stories of #WorkingRemotely. Click To Tweet
– Apparently it’s not impossible to get a little programming done in the dressing room of a strip club.
– Free daycare and wifi (not to mention an ample supply of snacks) make some grocery stores an ideal office.
– Conference calls, of course, make it easy to get things done in weird places – like Walt Disney World or a truck stop restroom (to name just two essentially opposite but equally weird places).
– But why stop at merely taking the call in a weird place when you can get something else done at the same time? Multitasking can be taken to new (and weirder) heights by feeding horses in a stable while on a conference call.
Weird places you’ve worked
We want to know the weird places you’ve worked and we’re hoping you’ve got the photos to prove it (unless you were in the aforementioned truck stop restroom – feel free to keep those to yourself).
Drop those photos into a Blrt and talk, point and draw your way through the stories of the weird places you’ve worked. Add [email protected] to the conversation so we’re sure to see them.
Bonus points if you send the Blrt from one of the weird places you’re telling us about!
Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.
Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.
Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.
Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.