Daily Reading Notes


Day 1

Posted on 2019-12-29

Remote work comes with many benefits to the traditional office. All these benefits, however, come with some serious trade offs to consider.

The benefits for an individual include:

  • Time to focus that you simply don’t get because of the interruptions at a traditional office.
  • No more commute; saving you time and money.
  • Flexible work schedule. Once everyone becomes asynchronous, it’s easy to work even at odd hours.
  • Freedom to live where you want close to the things you care about.

The benefits for companies include:

  • Workers that can perform at their best because they aren’t distracted or limited to the 9-5 schedule.
  • Talent from anywhere becomes available. The company no longer needs to only look in a 50 mile radius.
  • Savings on office space, relocation costs, and supplies.

The trade offs to look out for include:

  • Missing face to face interactions with co-workers.
  • Loss of structure provided by the office and workday.
  • Increased responsibility and accountability to stay productive throughout the day.
  • Distractions at home. Family, chores, and familiar surrounding can all pull you away from your work.