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Discussion on: Are you most probably going to work fully remote?

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Alexandru-Dan Pop Author • Edited

I personally think remote is the natural way software companies can benefit from a more sustainable workforce due to the fact they highly increase their talent pool. I think the companies would have got in this stage any way, the pandemic has just accelerated the transition.

This has many advantages for companies, employees, the environment as well as cities:

  • Companies can reduce costs due to hiring remote workforce (an office is no longer necessary or can be at least scaled down) 🏢
  • Employees can avoid living in expensive cities / areas and win the commute time back for themselves 👨‍💼
  • The environment is obviously more protected due to less commute 🌳
  • Cities less jamed with an advantage of distributing workforce in smaller cities 🚗
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Felix Terkhorn

We're gaining ground! I hope people can maintain the option to go into the office for social interaction and for the sake of their own personal productivity. There's a balance to be struck so that all work styles are reasonably accommodated.

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Alexandru-Dan Pop Author • Edited

I'm sure a lot of people will still work from their offices, if they choose to. If not conventional offices, maybe co-working spaces.

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Cory Tanner

Agreed! Working remotely doesn't = loss of all social interaction. Hangout with friends and family after work and go outside for some exercise.
Video calls and pair programming while remote is no different than doing the same exact thing from your desk at the office haha. Only difference is now you can eat lunch with family/friends.