re: Neil on Remote Work VIEW POST

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I've worked remotely for 9 years and it has immeasurable positives. No more running late because of traffic.. snow days are no problem.. less frustration from driving an hour to get to work etc.

Some people will take advantage, those people would probably take advantage in an office too. Im sure we can all make a 5 minute job take an hour if we wanted. Or wander off to get a coffee and stop at every desk on the way back for a chat.

For me it's first and foremost trust, but also the concept of work getting done instead of worrying about 8 hours stamped on a timecard.

I'd rather my team (also remote) were able to be given their tasks and so long as they're done, I can overlook them taking a bit longer on a coffee or even having Netflix playing in the background than saying you must be sitting at your desk typing in silence for 8 hours, just to have them taking longer on a task that shouldn't need it.

Obviously, if someone is consistently not getting things done, then you deal with that the same way you would if they were standing around the office talking to other people all day instead of getting their work done.

For me, there is very little to argue for traditional offices for IT staff nowadays.

 

...the case for remote work would be substantial.

Me at my most diplomatic. It borders on irrational to force workers into a factory floor in the hope that being micromanaged brings out the best in them.

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