What are the bottlenecks that prevent tech employers from adopting remote work more widely? Is there a technological solution possible? It looks like this would have quite a significant impact on society:
- Saves time, improves quality of life
- saves fossil fuel,
- saves environment,
- improves trade deficit,
- improves traffic congestion,
- reduces real-estate expenses,
- reduces urban migration
- allows social cohesion (not forcing people to live away from their dear ones)
- and so on...
Is it because supply of workers who can be productive working remotely is too low? Is it something else?
02/11/2019, 4:23 PM
I'd like to add one of my past ramblings to this:
Low demand for high end offices. Real Estate prices come down. Demand for skill based work increases. MBAs don't get big fat paychecks just for holding that degree.
Congestion and pollution reduced due to less people commuting to work. People become more accountable and free at the same time. People buy less shoes and clothes since they don't need to be in an office environment where everyone is expected to look a certain way. Businesses save big on infrastructure, can be mandated to contribute 50% to social good.
People are happier, and generally less miserable. More time for everyone to spend with family. Can see kids/dogs grow up. Less regrets, less relationship problems. Less depression. Better health. Flexibility to travel. See the world. Meet new people. Explore new cultures. Expand one's horizon. Be grateful. Less harrassment at the workplace. Less opportunities to complain/gossip. More meaningful interactions. Higher sense of belonging.
Lastly, people can be more of themselves and less of what the system wants them to be.