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Every Company Going Remote Permanently: Oct 11, 2021 UPDATE

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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...

29 Alternative & Compressed Work Week Schedules

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On September 25, 1926, Henry Ford announced his company would start working a five-day, forty-hour work week. The five-day work week was born and it was a breakthrough, clearly! It’s been friggin’ 95 years to the day and we’re still all doing it. But as we approach a century since the preeminent work schedule was invented, people are finally starting to question it. After all...

No, Hybrid Work Is Not The Future.

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The media has declared that the future of work is hybrid. (Just so we’re all on the same page, this is how I’d define hybrid work: The company plans to have employees working from home part of the time and in an office part of the time. That’s from our remote work dictionary). This argument for hybrid work comes off as lazy. The basic premise seems to be that we all have these...

49 Programs To Strengthen Remote Work Culture

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You’ve see PLENTY of advice about how to build a remote company culture. But most of the articles I see offer intangible and esoteric advice, like “embrace transparency.” For me personally, I can’t do anything with that. It’s too hard to read those then implement something that we can actually do each day, week, or month to improve the culture. Here’s my idea:...

The Worst Remote Work Dictionary In The Virtual World

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Every new trend or industry feels the need to come up with its own acronyms and terms. It’s almost like we want to confuse people so they feel left out. The same is going on right now in the remote work space. You used to only see WTF and now we have WFH. You used to have a plumber come in to do some sink work, now we have async work. Then you’ve got digital nomads and co-working...

16 Benefits Of Working From Home (For Employers)

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1. Happier employees In a 2019 study, OwlLabs found that “full-time remote workers say they’re happy in their job 22% more than people who never work remotely.” We talked about 23 benefits for employees in this article: no commute, more time for friends and family, healthier breaks, less exposure to illness, fewer distractions, and more. If your employees capitalize on only a...

23 Benefits Of Working From Home (For Employees)

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1. No commute The average one-way commute time in the United States is 26 minutes. That is 52 minutes per day, and 4 hours, 20 minutes per week. If you were to remove that average commute time, you could replace it with a half day of work, more sleep, more time with family, an entire week’s worth of workouts, and more. 2. More time for family, hobbies, & fitness By saving nearly an hour...