I often get told, “Remote isn’t for us, we tried it out during the pandemic lockdown, and it didn’t work”. When I push beyond the surface, more often than not, what’s described to me is not Remote as Bee’ve known it for 11 years, but Replicate-the-Office-at-Home, bad habits and all.
Hyper-responsiveness and real-time communication have led to larger workloads and even less work-life balance. At least in an office scenario, the workday has a logical end – well sort of.
While digital minimalism might be too outre for most, businesses that genuinely want to make Remote work must make a move to asynchronous communication — the type that truly gives people the freedom to decide when and where to work.