Are You Excited About the Future of Remote Work?

10 Companies that Will Allow You to Live Anywhere You Want - Issue #29

For knowledge workers, the days of being forced to commute back and forth for your job may finally be coming to an end. Yay! 🎉🎉🎉

We were talking about telecommuting, distributed teams, and remote work decades ago when I worked for IBM. But, it was lip service. Technology didn’t support it very well.

I should also say that management didn’t seem to support telecommuting either. They would say that it was ok to work from home a day each week, but it upset some of your coworkers (e.g., “We have an important meeting today. Why aren’t you here?”). Big companies started pulling their employees back into the office.

However, I think the pendulum is swinging back again. Younger, modern companies are embracing remote work. They have discovered how hard or expensive it is to hire local talent. Some are even become fully distributed and everyone works remotely. The technology has also reached a point where remote work feels viable.

For the past 9 years, the majority of my work has been perfor…

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