Scott Berkun On Remote Work

published on September 20, 2013 in bussiness

I came accross this post by mistake, looking for something else. And being so much fond of remote work, I think I have to share one sentence at least from this post.

This is the most striking thing I found in this post: “When you work primarily in e-mail and web browsers, you're nearly a remote worker.”

This is so true! So many companies I worked with have the majority of their employees work like this, in their office. The thing they don't realize is that they could basically work from anywhere around the world – cafes, restaurants, beaches, anywhere. Of course, the are jobs that cannot be done remotely, but in the IT world that is minority. 

If I take myself as an example, I need two things to be able to work: my Mac and internet. Nothing else. No office, no desk. Actually, I had no office or desk for more than an year. And I'm perfectly fine with that.

As a reaction to this, the home office is always brought up as a negative drawback. But we're not talking about working from home, but working elsewhere than the official office.

I advise you to go read Scott's post on remote work, you'll find it great. Even if you are not a remote work freak like myself.