- Matt Hollingsworth, host of The Remote Show
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I don’t think there’s a lot of good evidence that kind of soft work is so important to creativity and innovation. But this friction is actually, and we argue this in the book, it’s this ability for us to find better ways, to make work more human, to make work more focused on efficient communication between workers and executives, and I just see that as an amazing potential possibility. And what’s so frustrating right now is how few executives, especially the ones who think of themselves as innovators, don’t recognize this for the opportunity that I think it is. And when I try to think about the case for the skeptical C.E.O., the thing that I keep going back to is this idea that we are obsessed in the working world. So many books get written about ways to innovate your business, ways to change, ways to adapt to a new information dominated, fast-paced society, what have you.
- They don’t have that immediate authority of being nearby, and those who are succeeding as they’re relearning how to do their jobs as managers are learning how to communicate to their employees, but also, as Anne said, trust and build this trust.
- Again, there’s is more friction there, and I think that will evolve.
- As the economist Nick Bloom told us, roughly 15 percent of U.S. employees are working remotely full-time, with another 30 percent on a hybrid schedule — some days remote, some days in-person.
- In such cases, listening to work from home podcasts could help you get some inspiration and find your zone back.
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- And you get practical advice that you can apply to your own remote work or working from home.
You are actually playing to the skill set of all the people who didn’t actually thrive in the office, and that’s such an opportunity. I think where executives go wrong, they see this friction as just straight up downside. But what makes this moment so frustrating is also what I think makes it most hopeful. Yes, the office is dying, but a new, better way of working has yet to be born. So while it might feel terrible and messy now, I think there’s a real opportunity in this moment for not only rethinking where we work, but reimagining how we work.
Matt Hollingsworth, host of The Remote Show
Rogé karmaSo if you would have asked me a year ago, even six months ago, to make a prediction, I probably would have said that a lot more offices would have returned to fully in-person work by now, but that hasn’t really happened. The amount of time office workers report working from home has actually risen in the past year. A bunch of companies that were talking about much stricter return-to-office policies have either backtracked or aren’t really enforcing those policies. Thanks to Nicholas Bloom for all his research insights; and to Arpit Gupta and Misty Heggeness for sharing their research.
- You’re busy, and you’re not really able to give as much attention to your job as you feel you should be in a given moment.
- Even before the pandemic, people were trying to juggle work, life, and health.
- And if they can’t have it, if they’re threatened with it going away, they’re already looking for jobs if they haven’t left already.
If you want to do a yoga class, put it into your calendar. If you fancy a coffee with a friend, plug it in there too. Having your free time planned will make you see it as just as important an investment as any work meeting, and allow you to prioritise it in the same way you would work. It will also help you stay focused during work hours, as you will know that you have something personal scheduled later that requires you to finish work on time. And it’s something that you’re going to succeed at some days and fail at on a multitude of days. This is part of the messy part of being human, and it requires constant vigilance and constant inventory and a constant reassessment of is the way that I’m living my life in line with what I want out of it?
The Kevin David Experience (Ninja PodCast)
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Some of the episodes in the podcast are Navigating Career Turbulence, How to rethink a bad decision, and more. That includes taking care of yourself in any meaningful way, and I mean that in terms of sleep and nutrition and being outside, anything like that. And today, that relationship has just been completely reversed. In terms of sheer hours, they work more on average than middle class, and there’s sprung up this whole status hierarchy built around work. You could be like, oh, well, I need to take care of my kid, but I guess I can stay a little bit later. Or I try to not work on the weekends, but look, here I am working on the weekends.
Author Malcolm Gladwell Slams Remote Workers: ‘You’re Just Sitting In Your Pajamas’
remote work podcast got some favorites that I use to help me stay productive and sane while working remotely from home. Even if you don’t want your own home-based business, these episodes are inspiring and get you in that non-traditional working frame of mind. You’ll hear about people who have created their own home-based business, people who earn passive income, and similar remote working stories. What I like about this podcast it that it’s really for anyone who isn’t working in traditional office role.
- And to your point about the museum, Anne, maybe there’s a more central location where new employees are onboarded and trained and things like that.
- I think it’s remarkable how people perform when they feel like their needs are being attended to a little bit better, or that they’re getting what they want, or that they have just a little bit more autonomy over their days.
- The devil is in the detail, because the survey doesn’t cover those people that have other reasons for adopting remote work, but one thing the study points to is that there doesn’t seem to be a massive revolution against going back to the office.
- Thanks to Nicholas Bloom for all his research insights; and to Arpit Gupta and Misty Heggeness for sharing their research.
- I don’t think I’ve met anyone who genuinely enjoys Zoom coffee chats.
And it got to the point where I was sitting on my couch one night, and I had cold sweats and this deep anxiety watching Netflix because the couch was the place where I did all my work. I had so totally collapsed to the barriers between my work and my life that any relaxation, any kind of unplugging from the office actually felt bad. And so if we do break up the physical spaces of the office into much more of what you were describing, in terms of a series, a suite, of understanding of what the office is, then I think it will also be effective in breaking up some of that ideology of the office. Charlie warzelThis is such a complicated question because I think all of us, for decades — and this is what we do with technology in general.