CategoryCompanies

News from notable companies who are joining the remote work revolution

Every Company Announcing A Hybrid Work Model (May 18 Update)

E

The spread of COVID-19 forced anyone who could work from home to do just that. Where and how work should be done was questioned in a massive, global experiment. As a result, many companies announced permanent policies for remote work. As some offices started to open again in 2021, other companies announced hybrid work plans. This is a list of all of those hybrid announcements. But first, here is...

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week (MAY 15, 2022 UPDATE)

E

<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Countries >> Why do we work five days and 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? No. That’s not the reason why we all work five days per week. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were...

100 Companies With The Best Work-Life Balance

1

A list of companies with the “best” work-life balance usually comes out biased. Best is subjective, after all. I didn’t want to add another subjective list to the internet. Here’s how I went about it instead. There are specific employee benefits that show a company’s dedication to work-life balance. Companies that offer these employee benefits tangibly commit to work...

Asynchronous Communication: Every Company Going Async-First

A

Things move quickly these days. In 2020, remote work was the future. In early 2021, it was hybrid work. As we head into 2022, now asynchronous work has been declared the future.   What is asynchronous communication? Simply put, asynchronous means “not happening at the same time.” Therefore, asynchronous communication is a form of discussion where the parties participate at...

Every Company Going Remote Permanently: MAY 11 UPDATE

E

As COVID-19 spread around the world in early 2020, offices were forced to close. Anyone who could work from home started to right away. Companies were forced to quickly figure out how to communicate, collaborate, share documents, and manage teams virtually. After just a few months, though, a number of business leaders started to figure out the whole work-from-home thing has benefits. That’s...

Every Work-From-Home Job That Provides Equipment

E

If a company hires someone to work from home, that employee needs to have the right equipment.  There are only a few options for providing equipment to remote workers. It’s pretty straightforward. You can provide a stipend, or a fixed sum of money the employee can use toward home office equipment.  Or, you can provide the actual equipment (send it to the employee’s house)...

Every Fortune 100’s Return To Office Policy: Google, Apple + (MAY UPDATE)

E

In early 2020, the office was turned off like a light switch. Anyone who could work from home was instructed or recommended to do just that. This was a temporary measure to fight a pandemic. But the temporary shift from in-office work to remote work turned into a massive, unintentional experiment to test where and how work could be done. Like in any experiment, the experimental group...

Private Companies That Own Bitcoin: The List Of Treasuries

P

Remote work, freelancing, and Bitcoin (I’d add tokenization, AI, and others… I just don’t know much about those) are three massive tools being adopted at exponential speed. The internet has enabled… Work to be done anywhere (remote) Value to be generated and earned on your own (freelance), and Value to be stored and exchanged digitally without a middleman (Bitcoin) How and...

Every Company Leaving California: 2020-2022 (Apr 18 UPDATE)

E

Arguably since the first agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, work has been tied a fixed location. That location-based work – first a farm, then a manufacturing plant, then an office – created opportunity. Opportunity attracted workers (or new citizens). Therefore, we always formed cities, countries, and societies primarily through location-based opportunity. Go where the work...

Every Company With Unlimited PTO (Vacation) Policies

E

According to one study by the World Health Organization (and shared in Forbes), taking time off from work could literally save your life. The study found that working longer hours (55+ per week) without extended breaks is tied to an increased risk in heart disease or stroke. So, you should probably take more time off. And companies have started to figure out the benefits of a healthy work...