This is the ultimate work-from-home toolkit for startups made by the team behind Node by Slush, a curated online community for the startup world, and the City of Helsinki.Claim all the stuff
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WHAT’S IN THE WFH KIT?
Working from home: at first, it seemed like the best thing ever.
But now after a time that feels like forever you’ve probably realized you can’t remember when you last changed the shirt you’re wearing, haven’t met anyone but your grocery store clerk in weeks, and think that ‘ergonomy’ is something they talked about in 7th-grade geography. We feel you!
With the help of this WFH Startup Kit, you’ll re-discover the joys of scaling from your sofa (or at least make it a little easier).
A custom Zoom background library for keeping up the illusion that your company already has an office or that your home is not a mess. Hot tip: You can also always create one yourself!
Dress to Impress
Nobody has been wearing pants to work since March, right? In case you want to step it up and ditch the dapper upper half, too, try this Japanese Kickstarter that combines a shirt with a jersey. Business on half of the torso, party on the rest of the body!
Good vibes only
Keep your head sharp and your body ready.
Focus soundtrack from HEL
So, you can’t travel to experience the dark and cold of Helsinki this November. Sucks. Let this authentic Helsinki soundtrack transport you into deep concentration in the forests, libraries, and parks of the city. Freshen up your remote office setup with a twist; WFH now stands for both Home and Helsinki.
Keep the Vibe Alive
Already miss the beer pong tournaments at the office? Keep the vibe alive by taking a round of virtual ping pong with your teammates instead.
Sitting kills – So if you haven’t yet ordered your own Peloton bike like every VC, this 3:41 minute mid-day exercise keeps you energized (note: outfit not included, sorry)
Stay connected, stay relevant
No man is an island, we’re all in this together and all the other clichés are very much true. People need people. And tools.
Mom Knows Best
Mom knows best. Call the relative of your choice to get your mind off work for once. And who knows, they might end up giving you the out-of-the-box solution to a business problem you’ve had for some time now.
The ABC of Zoom Banter
The ABC of Zoom Banter. Lacking a day-by-day contact with people might have had an effect on your conversational skills, but not to worry: here’s a list of remote meeting ice-breakers to make meetings feel as relaxed as when you’re all actually in the same room.
Don’t be a Tool
In order to actually get stuff done, you and your team need the right tools. Pick and choose the most relevant ones from this list and take your WFH to the next level.
Someone to Hold Your Hand
You know Slackbots, right? Not only do they have some nice tips on how to optimize your Slack use, but they also (kind of) keep you company when no one else is around. Whether it’s first-rate dad jokes, all these random cat facts, or some Parks and Recreation related content you need to lighten up your day, these Slackbots are here for you.
It’s not that easy to stay in touch with old connections – let alone make new ones – when you never leave the house. By becoming a member you’re one step closer to that good old community you miss from the time before the new normal.Apply for membership
…and come to WFH in Helsinki
If the new normal has made you long for a balance between the hustle and zen, here are tips and resources to help you – and your startup – find it in the city we get to call home.