More than ever before, we’re using technology to connect with the outside world. And with so many of us now working from home, we’re relying on our phones to stay updated with colleagues and clients. However, when you’re receiving endless Zoom calls and emails, pings on Slack, and notifications from everywhere else, it begins to hinder productivity and focus.
The effect of overcommuncation on your productivity
This has, I imagine, only gotten worse with remote work so prevalent. pro
But now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, more employees are working remotely—and more destinations are offering cash to these workers to relocate. Cities and towns have long offered companies financial rewards for bringing jobs and tax revenues to their region, but now many are turning their attention, and incentives, toward these individual mobile workers.
Cities are offering cash as they compete for remote workers
Now that companies are kinda sorta realizing people can be based anywhere and still be productive, cities are catching on.
Saying employees are “cutting corners” when it comes to at-home security is fine, but how many of those corners only exist because someone wanted to sign a vendor agreement instead of it actually being essential?
Source: Cybersecurity: Half of employees admit they are cutting corners when working from home | ZDNet
Innovation = undercutting existing businesses, even if that means removing the ability of the people doing the work to earn a living wage.
Source: AI, the Transcription Economy, and the Future of Work | WIRED
That may be true, but I don’t see any acknowledgement of the pressure workers feel to work over 40 hours a week just to keep their jobs.
Source: How the Internet Enables Workaholism – The Atlantic
Good tips here on managing remote workers in a way that reduces or eliminates the advantages those who are in the office often have.
Source: How proximity bias holds employees (and workplaces) back
Allowing more remote work situations could add billions to the economy and help many of those most vulnerable to job volatility.
Source: If more people worked remotely, it would boost the economy