Remote work thoughts
Quick side note, and something I will write about a lot more in the coming weeks, about remote work. Many people are being called back into the office, with many more bosses chomping at the bit to recall everyone.
Here is what is on the top of my mind as I read more and more about remote work coming to an end for so many:
1) Boss culture is a real thing. Traditionally, bosses exist to enforce compliance and that is much more powerful when you boss can come to your desk at any moment. Remote work pushes more power to employees, which is why bosses will push for workers to be called back into the office.
2) Car culture sucks. Commute culture is awful. For years I followed self-driving tech closely, thinking of all the productivity gains by a car that can drive itself so I can do other things. But, we had the solution already and that is not having to commute at all. Instead we are inventing self-driving cars to maintain status quo and be in compliance.
3) Time at home is better for families. This is why I will never work in an office ever again. I have begged to be home with my family for decades. I have missed so much and now that I have it, I’m never giving that up again.