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Discussion on: Is it possible that the software industry could become nearly 100% remote?

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Diana Chin • Edited

It is definitely a possible solution, although I would say that it would come with issues on communication with employees in the company as it expands.

I currently work for a company that is 100% remote and is dedicated to design. However, over the past year, I've seen some good folks being let go and quit due to leadership's inability to actually have a heart to heart communication with the employees in terms of growth and direction. Even with Slack and Zoom available, you still have situations where one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing.

And while this can be said the same with companies who meet at the office, it's arguably a lot more difficult in maintaining communication in a remote level since you don't have an actual place to reach out and discuss in what's happening. The only reason why I stick to remote jobs is because it does save the time and hassle from commuting to and from NYC (because it's expensive).

Still, I don't see any reason of slowing down for companies favouring remote work only, unless if there's an issue in maintaining confidentiality and security purposes when handling sensitive data for clients.