Thoughts on the Future of Work and the part remote will play in it
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The Rise of Remote-first

Office working is a relic. It’s a reminder of a company’s inability to embrace change. It’s also no longer necessary. In fact, office working is a waste from almost every way you look at it.Tools like Slack and Notion are closing the gap to remote working. They’re helping companies experiment or completely transition to a remote-first way of working. These are just some examples, of course, and there are plenty more available, but the point stands: such tools are at the forefront of the future of the workplace.

Companies Who Remain Office-First Will Be Replaced By Companies Who Go Remote-First

The days of heading to the office 9-5 are over. The pandemic has told us one thing: employees will never rush back to what they knew once lockdowns and restrictions are lifted. Companies have no choice but to go remote in response. In fact, employees are questioning why they had to go to the office in the first place.

Going Back to the Office Full-time will Kill your Company

9 in 10 workers never want to work in an office full-time again. 5 in 10 workers want to work remotely full-time going forward. 8 in 10 companies plan to hire more remotely going forward. $1 Trillion cut in office spend if WFH 50%/week US alone. The office will kill any company that goes back full-time.

The Fifth Industrial Revolution

A few years ago, Steve Case wrote what may turn out to be the most prescient overview of where the world was headed. The Third wave predicted and projected the end of the analog age. Replacing it would be a digital world. Not only has that happened in incredibly short order, but it’s also going to continue to happen even more quickly over the coming years

65 Predictions About the Future of Life and Work

The 2020s are the Remote Work decade. Remote work has the potential to be the biggest quality of life upgrade in work history. A few predictions of what is likely to emerge

Giving Your Remote Team a Stipend for Set up at Home is Incredibly Dangerous

It seems like a good idea – and the decision to do it was made with the best intentions. You want your team to have the tools and equipment they need to do great work at home. So you give them a stipend that lets them purchase a few pieces of kit they choose and need. A chair, another monitor, maybe even a desk. It's easy. It's quick. A job well done.

Designing a Great Place to Work for Everyone

I don’t care about creating another company which is the best place in the world for a select few. Nor do I have any desire to extend the adult kids club culture that has emerged from within other companies. Table tennis tables, restaurants, laundry, and every other unnecessary gimmick companies employ to lengthen the amount of time spent at the office.

The Tools and Equipment Remote Workers Need to do Great Work at Home

Table stakes for doing great work are the right tools and equipment. Everybody know this, it's the reason everything is provided for you in an office. Without those things, you won't be as safe, comfortable, or productive as you should be.

Every Office-First Company will be Replaced by a Remote-First Company

I thought the rise of remote work would happen on the backs of great talent leveraging their power to demand more flexible opportunities as a condition of employment. My rationale was that companies didn't know if remote work worked. They were reluctant to try something new which they had no experience with.

Companies That Go Back to the Office Full-Time Will Be Replaced by Every Company Who Doesn't

Companies That Go Back to the Office Full-Time Will Be Replaced by Every Company Who Doesn't. They will be economically uncompetitive rapidlySpending $20m a year more than your remote-first competitors is suicide. Every office-first company that doesn't have competitors today will have remote-first competitors tomorrow. Remote-first companies rise and replace every office-first company this decade.

How Remote Work will Save the World

Remote work will deliver the biggest quality of life gains of the 2020s. Millions of people will transition from organizing their lives around work to organizing work around their lives. This is inevitable and will happen rapidly. The benefits to workers and companies are so great that returning to the office full-time will destroy companies who decide to do this.

Remote Work isn't About the Future of Work It's about the Future of Living

Unshackling people from sitting in a pollution emitting metal box for 2 hours a day commuting to a distraction factory adult kids club where you waste your days not doing anything and padding out an 8 hour day before you go home and have no time left.The office is great because of reasons that have nothing to do with work.

Every Company Needs a Remote Work Strategy to Survive

Remote work is the most important workplace innovation in history. It will deliver the largest quality of life increase across the next decade and help companies become far more effective and efficient. Failing to adapt could destroy them.

Companies who Provide a Great Remote Work Experience will Beat Every Company who Doesn't

Companies who focussed on experience 10 years ago replaced every company that didn’t. Companies that provide a great remote work experience will beat every company who doesn’t in 10 years. The reason is incredibly simple: experience, culture, and human connection.

Remote Work Let me See my Kids's First Steps

I'm so passionate about remote work because of everything it has given me. Time, opportunity, happiness, and freedom. The chance to let my daughters know their father far better than they otherwise would have.

Every Company Needs a Disaster Continuity Plan that Includes Remote Work Now

Companies who can't operate remotely are in trouble. Covid-19 has highlighted the lack of capacity most companies have for remote work. This will be viewed as an existential threat to businesses and every board will push their companies towards developing a strategy to cope with any future situation immediately.

There will be 255 Million Remote Workers by 2030

There are 255 million desk jobs globallyAny of them could be done remotely. A majority of them will be by 2030That doesn't mean that every job will be remote, it means that any job that can be done remotely and isn't service-based or location-dependent, will be. Workers will be given the choice or at least work a part of their week remotely.

Every Office Worker Will Demand the Choice to Work From Home

The ongoing situation has accelerated remote work 10 years in 5 weeks. Now that workers have experienced the benefits of remote work it's going to be incredibly difficult to put the genie back in the bottle. They know they can operate more efficiently and effectively from home. Collaboration on Zoom has been great and very similar to in-office collaboration.

The Tools Every Company Needs to Develop a Great Remote Work Strategy

Remote work is the most important workplace innovation in history. It will deliver the largest quality of life increase across the next decade and help companies become far more effective and efficient. Failing to adapt could destroy them.

Remote Work has Accelerated 10 years in 10 days

The only thing that could pull people back to the office is the ego of bad middle managers scared of losing control. Millions of workers are experiencing the life-changing benefits of organizing work around your life rather than the other way around. This flexibility has come with certain caveats.

The 3 Tools Every Team Needs to do Great Remote Work at Home

Remote work has accelerated 10 years in 10 days. Companies are discovering they lack the capacity for remote work. Minimum table stakes for great remote work: messaging, video, and physical tools.

Remote Work is about the Future of Living

Remote work isn’t a new way of working. Remote work is a new way of livingUnshackling people from sitting in a pollution emitting metal box for 2 hours a day commuting to a distraction factory adult kids club where you waste your days not doing anything and padding out an 8 hour day before you go home and have no time left.The office is great because of reasons that have nothing to do with work

Companies who go Remote First Will Beat Competitors Who Move Slowly

There's a first-mover advantage in going remote-first before anyone else. All the smartest people I know personally plan to work remotely this decade. All the best companies I know personally plan to hire remotely this decadeRemote-first companies will attract the most talented people from office-first companies.

How the Biggest Companies in the World are Thinking about Remote Work

Work for home capability isn’t a nice to have, it could be the difference between life or death. Companies everywhere are waking up to this reality. The capacity for flexibility is one we hear from every company, big or small, we speak to. How can we transform and shift to meet the needs and expectations of tomorrow's job seekers? This has a direct impact on talent, innovation, and diversity.

Every Company Needs a Remote Work Strategy to Survive – This is What you Need

Remote work is the most important workplace innovation in history. It will deliver the largest quality of life increase across the next decade and help companies become far more effective and efficient. Failing to adapt could destroy themCurrent events have highlighted this and accelerated the need for companies to have a remote work strategy immediately.

Remote Work Will Be an Expectation of Every Office Worker Globally

Companies that embrace this will attract and retain the most talented people in the world. Companies who don't will lose their best people to their biggest competitors. The reason is incredibly simple: flexibility, balance and time

The Massive Advantages of Adopting Remote Work Before Your Competitors

I thought remote work would rise from talented individuals demanding it as a condition of employment and companies giving it to them to stop them from leaving for their biggest competitors. It's probably going to rise after this because companies realize they don't need offices to operate and they can be far more cost-efficient and effective operating remotely. Now that they have the data that tells them this nothing will hold them back making the transition.

How to Set your Remote Team up To Do Great Work at Home

The remote work genie is out of the bottle; it will be impossible to put it back in. Remote work has accelerated 10 years in 10 days and workers will now expect it. The future of work’s already here, companies must catch up.

Successful Companies Will Use Remote Work to Dominate Competitors

Remote-first is the strategy every large enterprise must adopt immediately. During their next board meeting, how does any board of directors not force their companies to consider switching to remote-first after seeing that it works during the ongoing situation? Companies who ignore lessons they could be learning about remote now will no longer be competitive after this situation has passed. They won't be able to attract or keep the most talented people and they will be far lest capital efficient.

The Future of Work Isn't Remote

The future isn’t remote. The present is. It’s here.

Returning to the Office Full-time will Destroy Several Massive Companies

The office is dead. It used to be a sign that a company had made it. That they could afford an expensive bespoke design which was a destination used to impress prospective clients. The physical space a manifestation of everything the company stood for.Now it's an unnecessary cost making them uncompetitive. The most innovative, forward-thinking companies on the planet will reduce real-estate footprint in the next 3 years having had the opportunity to gain comfort with remote work during the current situation.

7 Reasons Why Companies Shouldn't Go Back to the Office After COVID-19

Offices were necessary before: the internet, portable electronics. They’re now obsolete. The 2008 financial collapse killed the vanity office and marked the rise of co-working spaces. Real estate was so expensive companies could no longer justify having them. Co-working spaces work by stuffing more people into less space. The office was originally the optimum place to do deep focussed work. It survives as an open-plan adult kids club.

Back to the Future of Work: How to Dominate the Remote Work Revolution

I thought the future of work was a zero-sum game. It’s not .Most companies will downsize office footprint by 50% and let everyone work from home 3-4 days a week. This will help them become more capital efficient while expanding the talent pool they can hire from.

10 Reasons Why Companies need to Go Remote-First Now

Remote work has accelerated by 10 years. Companies everywhere have experienced the benefits of remote work and shouldn't go back to the office full-time. Those who transition to remote-first will dominate the next decade. Those who don't will be replaced by companies who make the move first.

Remote Work is the Next Operating System for Living

Life has changed more in the last 10 weeks than in the last 10 years.Globally, people are experiencing a new way of living.The catalyst is a global pandemic and though some things will return to 'normal' once it has passed other things wont. People don't want to go back to certain things.

Companies that Don't Cut Real Estate are Committing Strategic Suicide

$22,000 / year / person, The saving companies make by adopting remote working full-time.$11,000 / year / person. The saving companies will make by adopting remote working 2 to 3 days per week.

How Offices Became Adults Kids Clubs

Remote work accelerated by 10 years in 10 days. Prior to COVID-19 there were projected to be 33m full-time remote workers in 2030, across the EU and the USA. That’s how many there will be today after COVID-19 is over. Now, by 2030, there will be 72m full-time remote workers across the EU and the USA. The problem is that the catalyst has been a global pandemic.

3 Steps to Provide a Great Remote Work Experience to Your Team

Companies who adopted technology 10 years ago replaced every company that didn’t.Companies that provide a great remote work experience will beat every company who doesn’t in 10 years.The reason is incredibly simple: experience, culture and human connection.

The Remote Work Manifesto – How to Build a Culture & Dominate this Decade

Remote work is the biggest workplace revolution in history. It's the most important strategic decision companies will make this decade as it will allow them to become more efficient. The below are not a set of commandments. It's a starting point that will be improved as remote work grows.

Coronavirus will Make it Hard to Go Back to the Office after Experiencing the Benefits of Remote Work

Companies who adopted technology 20 years ago replaced every company who didn't

Companies who adopted technology 20 years ago replaced every company that didn’t. Companies who adopt remote working will replace every company who doesn’t in 20 years. The reason is incredibly simple: talent and efficiency.

The Cost of The Office vs. Remote

Remote work is everywhere. The smartest people I know all plan to work remotely this decade, while the most interesting startups I have discovered are all offering remote work. At the same time, there is a massive supply and demand problem.

Remote Work is Unbundling City Life

Remote work means the unbundling of city life. To understand ‘why now?’ it’s not enough to reflect on the historical precedent of what’s occurred previously. You need to inject modern technology and analyze what’s possible now that wasn’t before.

Remote Work is the next Operating System for Capitalism

Remote work means the unbundling of city life. To understand ‘why now?’ it’s not enough to reflect on the historical precedent of what’s occurred previously. You need to inject modern technology and analyze what’s possible now that wasn’t before.

7 Things Remote Work is a Reaction Against

The remote work movement is gathering pace. Everywhere you look, companies are considering their strategy while workers increasingly look to inject it as a condition of employment. The 2020s will be remembered as the remote work decade.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Will Never Let you Work Remotely & 2 Why They Might

The most important thing workers want today is remote working opportunities.Every single one of us wants, and increasingly expects, five things

Want to Work Remotely? 23 Companies Offering a Great Remote Work Experience

Remote work will be the most important workforce transition in history. Already, there are far more workers who want to work remotely than jobs to go round. That said, there are a number of awesome companies hiring remotely around the globe.

Why Remote Work is Rising now and What you Can do to Keep Up

Telecommuting existed 20-30 years ago and never truly broke through. Part of the skepticism against the remote work trend grows from this and persists because of it, giving non-believers are more credible voice than it probably should. Simply put, why will it be different this time? What has happened to make it better suited to now than it was previously?

The Full-Stack Solution your Team Needs to Go Remote Easily

From the moment I picked up Jason Fried’s book ReWork I was hooked. Much like reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper, I felt like I was peering into the future and immediately understood the possibilities of the revolution we are about to experience.

What The Explosive Growth of Remote Works Means for Your Life

Remote work means the unbundling of city life. To understand ‘why now?’ it’s not enough to reflect on the historical precedent of what’s occurred previously. You need to inject modern technology and analyze what’s possible now that wasn’t before.

The Office is Dead  –  Long Live Remote Working

The office is dead. I realize that may not be immediately apparent but it's indisputable. The 2008 financial collapse killed the vanity office and marked the rise of co-working spaces. The why is as obvious as the when – real escape costs had risen to a point where companies could no longer justify paying them. In order to cope, companies shoehorned more people into less space.

Remote Work is Eating the World

Every day I hear another company is transitioning to offer remote work. From the world’s largest enterprises to the earliest stage startups, companies of every size are awakening to the fact remote working isn’t going away and are embracing it before they are pushed. Make no mistake, this is a revolution being driven by world-class people demanding more trust, control, flexibility and autonomy in their work lives.

Why the 2020s will be the Remote Work Decade

36 Predictions of the Trends That Will Emerge from the Rise of Remote Work Globally. Remote work is the biggest workplace revolution in history and nothing will deliver a higher quality of life increase in the next decade than this. Workers having more flexibility to decide their work schedule, able to operate when they are most productive rather than a fixed day, enables a far better future of work than the one we currently experience.

Why You'll Become a Remote Worker in the 2020s

Remote work is the biggest workplace revolution in history, and it's coming for almost every desk job globally in the next decade. Of the 255m desk jobs globally, a majority will be done remotely a majority of the time by 2030. That doesn't mean that 128m people will be operating remotely by the close of the decade but it does mean there will be 128m people working remotely 3 days+ a week by them.