Is Remote Work Really The Future?

If you’re even remotely (ha!) involved in online startup communities, you’ll likely have stumbled across a punchy Twitter thread or two stating, with absolute certainty, that the future of work is remote.

Sep 03, 2019
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If you’re even remotely (ha!) involved in online startup communities, you’ll likely have stumbled across a punchy Twitter thread or two stating, with absolute certainty, that the future of work is remote.

These tweets range from enthusiastic accounts of increased productivity and the joys of giving up a daily commute through to grand promises of socio-political change in the form of regenerated rural communities, diversified workplaces and lowered impact on our climate.

Granted, Twitter may not be the best place to share a complex, nuanced belief system. Brevity, after all, is baked into its very concept. It’s maybe then somewhat of an unfair assessment of the collective thinking of a community. And yet, these sweeping statements are hard to ignore. Particularly when arguments are doubled down in threads and support tagged in, camps set up, and hard lines drawn.

So, in hopes of opening up dialogue and looking a little deeper, we’re asking the question– is remote work really the future? We think maybe not...read more

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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