Remote Work Study 2018: The Anywhere Workers(

over 5 years ago from Leif Abraham, Co-CEO, Co-Founder AND.CO (acq. $FVRR)

  • Bill Addison, over 5 years ago

    I've worked remotely for just over 10 years just before the global financial crises. The first few years are very demanding and tiresome. I think it takes a certain type of person under a certain type of environment to make remote work, well work. I don't think I could adjust to an office anymore, but I see the up and downside of both environments.

    You need to be very self-motivating and the type of person that doesn't need real human contact. It took me many years to adjust to the latter. I overworked for the first probably 6 years or so. Every hour at home working was equal to about 2 in an office due to the focus of being alone.

    I find you go through waves of productivity and complete non-productivity working from home. If I were forced to make a call though, I'd say that in an ideal world, working physically together is the best scenario for creativity and well-being. In an ideal world though, you wouldn't be sitting in hours of transit and spending an arm and a leg on lunch, work clothes etc. either.

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