A blanket statement like "Elon Musk Eliminated Remote Work Because Working From Home "Doesn't Work"" is a logical fallacy in a modern work environment. "Work from home" is not inherently different from "remote work," which in turn is no different from "distributed teams." If working from home doesn't work, then neither do remote work or distributed teams.
Telecommuting in and of itself isn't the end — it is the means to a more flexible work arrangement. In a sign of changing attitudes in the enterprise world, Gizmodo is reporting that Salesforce would "allow its employees more freedom in choosing how to structure their work lives going forward."
My employer told everyone to work remotely to protect the employees. I understand and appreciate the announcement. Having worked remotely for five years for my previous employer, I am a bit apprehensive about it. In this post, I hope to describe the challenges we had, what to anticipate, and how to cope.
As some of you may know I have been working from my home office for the past couple of years. I am often asked what is it like, or whether I am productive, and so I decided to put my thoughts down in this blog post. Exactly two years ago I decided to take on … Continue reading On working from home and remote teams