Entries by Nick Blackbourn

Backward thinking from Silicon Valley

  So Much for IBM’s Bright Idea on Remote Work → A common sense article from Conor Sen over at Bloomberg. IBM ditching remote work and Apple’s monolithic new office building are two notable examples of Silicon Valley giants making bad bets on the future of the workplace. As tech companies scramble to entice millennials […]

Amazon just added 5,000 remote work jobs

Amazon to Create 5,000 New, Part-Time, Work-From-Home Jobs over the Next Year → Last month we learned that IBM – for a long time the leading light in the remote work movement – had decided to end its flexible working culture for thousands of employees. This week we learned that Amazon is going in the […]

Remote work at 37signals

This video is a teaser to David Heinemeier Hansson’s book, Remote: Office Not Required. Even in this short clip, there are some great insights into why anywhere work is a viable option: When hiring remotely, candidates are judged on how good they are and not where they are. You permit people to work on their terms. Effective collaboration […]

Remote Collaboration – Harvard Business Review

Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others → An excellent article on anywhere work collaboration from the HBR. Highlights: The Office of Personnel Management reports that remote work has increased job satisfaction, reduced employee turnover, and cut costs on several fronts, including real estate, utilities, and travel subsidies. Many companies focus […]