The future of work for so many knowledge workers is and will continue to be done remotely. The internet and it’s many amazing productivity and collaboration tools have enabled companies to be able to hire the best people regardless of where the live in the world.
Remote workers can work in their own environments where they feel the most comfortable and the most productive. They have a greater control over their life and schedule and are really the workforce segment that is actually attaining the work life balance goal.
37Signals is the company behind the uber successful Basecamp project management software. They built a multi million dollar company from the ground up with a remote workforce. They’re proof that the remote workforce concept can not only work but is the best option for so many reasons. The video below explains how 37Signals approaches the remote work concept and their staff tell you why it works so well for them and for the company.
If this is something your company is interested in you may want to check out their book on the subject. Remote, Office Not Required is a new book by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson that shows both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime, anywhere.