Tech tends to work in cycles (just like politics, as they’re both media driven, but that’s for another time), and working remotely is October’s Juicero. Gitlab became the first remote-only company to a $1B valuation, and leaders of these types of companies have been broadcasting the good gospel.
Like any paradigm shift, remote work has positives and negatives, and it also requires a very different type of company DNA. There are good reasons that this kind of arrangement hasn’t become popular until recently, and why some companies are still avoiding it.
The article dives into both what people want to be happy out of a job, as well as trying to understand what “getting your work done” means.