“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human”John Naisbitt – Megatrends
There is a lot of reading available about distributed and remote ways of working but a lot of this is written from the perspective of an employer (Basecamp, Automattic etc) and the benefits it can provide to those employers. Things like gaining access to a global talent pool, more productive employees, workforce diversity, lower office costs, more dedicated staff, and broader timezone coverage.
“Remote was an early manifesto for distributed work from the perspective of founders, and highlighted the value the practice provides to open-minded employers”Working Smaller, Slower, and Smarter
I haven’t been able to find much material that’s written purely from the perspective of an employee that provides a balanced view of distributed and remote ways of working. This essay aims to provide an employee’s perspective of how remote and distributed ways of working compares to traditional office based roles.