10 Inspirational Quotes about Remote Work & Remote Teams

'In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.' - Mark Sanborn - Author & Keynote speaker

Communication is really the paramount to building successful remote teams. 10 inspiring quotes from remote workers, industry leaders and influencers. Read and learn lessons from 7 people that have long embraced remote work.


Cali Williams Yost – CEO and Founder of Flex+Strategy Group and Work+Life Fit

'Telecommuting, one of many forms of work-life flexibility, should no longer be viewed as a nice-to-have, optional perk mostly used by working moms. These common stereotypes don’t match reality—allowing employees to work remotely is a core business strategy today… We need to de-parent, de-gender, and de-age the perception of the flexible.'

John C Maxwell – Christian Author & Speaker on Leadership

'To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.'

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Michelle Obama, Ex First Lady of USA

'Women are working more, men are understanding their value as caregivers, women are primary breadwinners—I mean, we could go on and on and on. Things are different. So we can’t keep operating like everything is the same, and that’s what many of us have done. And I think it’s up to us to change the conversation.'

David Heinemeier Hansson – Author (Remote: Office Not Required)

'Workers at 37signals needn’t ask permission to go on vacation or specify how much time they’ll take.  We tell them:  just be reasonable, put it on the calendar, and coordinate with your coworkers. If you let them, humans have an amazing power to live up to your high expectations of reasonableness and responsibility.'

Richard Branson – Founder & CEO of Virgin

'We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they are at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.'

Jason Fried – Office Not Required author

'As Sir Richard Branson commented in his ode to working remotely: “To successfully work with other people, you have to trust each other. A big part of this is trusting people to get their work done wherever they are, without supervision.”fn3'

'Forcing everyone into the office every day is an organizational SPoF.' 

'One of the secret benefits of using remote workers is that the work itself becomes the yardstick to judge someone's performance.'


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