Remote Work is no longer the future
Remote Work

Remote Work is no longer the future

August 21, 2022

Today, we can work from anywhere in the world.

Remote working is becoming more popular as companies around the world realize that it is a great way to get things done. Not only can employees enjoy a better work-life balance, but they can also save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The most amazing part of all? You can set your own schedule and work from wherever you want. I've became a passionate advocate for remote work about 5 years into my career when I got my first taste of it from an employer that let me work from home 3 days out of the week. I saw no reason why this couldn't be the case for all 5 work-days and made the case for it at every job thereafter.

Fast forward to March 2020 and boom. Everyone is working remote. I always wondered what happened to my bosses that would be so against remote work saying that it never works and would say something insane like the company would go under or you are unable to collaborate. Those things are simply untrue. It's just preference and control, some people prefer to work in the office which is fine but it's equally as fine if you prefer to work remote. What I don't like is that some leaders feel like they lose a sense of control that makes them feel larger than life if their subordinates are suddenly not in their direct line of site. The typical micro-manager. The pandemic proved that you in fact can continue working if you are working from home as opposed to in the office and I shun all of the arguments against it especially now that everyone has had a taste. If you're still forcing your employees to be in the office at this point and threaten to release an employee if they choose to work remote then you are in the wrong plain and simple because there is no justification outside of your own bias. But the data is there and proven that companies, especially tech companies can still operate when their employees are remote.

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Remote Work is no longer the future

Today, we can work from anywhere in the world.

Remote working is becoming more popular as companies around the world realize that it is a great way to get things done. Not only can employees enjoy a better work-life balance, but they can also save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The most amazing part of all? You can set your own schedule and work from wherever you want. I've became a passionate advocate for remote work about 5 years into my career when I got my first taste of it from an employer that let me work from home 3 days out of the week. I saw no reason why this couldn't be the case for all 5 work-days and made the case for it at every job thereafter.

Fast forward to March 2020 and boom. Everyone is working remote. I always wondered what happened to my bosses that would be so against remote work saying that it never works and would say something insane like the company would go under or you are unable to collaborate. Those things are simply untrue. It's just preference and control, some people prefer to work in the office which is fine but it's equally as fine if you prefer to work remote. What I don't like is that some leaders feel like they lose a sense of control that makes them feel larger than life if their subordinates are suddenly not in their direct line of site. The typical micro-manager. The pandemic proved that you in fact can continue working if you are working from home as opposed to in the office and I shun all of the arguments against it especially now that everyone has had a taste. If you're still forcing your employees to be in the office at this point and threaten to release an employee if they choose to work remote then you are in the wrong plain and simple because there is no justification outside of your own bias. But the data is there and proven that companies, especially tech companies can still operate when their employees are remote.

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