This article was probably written, for the first time, back in the late 90's.

I personally haven’t gone into an office on a scheduled basis since 1999, nor have any of my direct colleagues (same, very large tech company).

How to make it work is simple: Do the work assigned to you excellently, and don’t sweat the details. But I will address the points raised in the article:

  1. Loneliness. I have no idea what this means. Working from home means that your spouse and your kids can get at you whenever they like, without regard to your time or your schedule. I have colleagues who commute, on occasion, into the offices my company still keeps, even though they don’t have to do so, just so they can have a door to shut and be alone.
  2. Psychological Safety. Meetings need to happen on conference calls, not on Slack. Use video. No psychological safety problems.

Otherwise, the only negative that’s encountered can be a prehistoric boss who simply can’t transition between looking over people’s shoulders to managing a remote team. But those are rare in tech.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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