” It’s like, the front door of the office is like a Cuisinart, and you walk in, and your day is shredded to bits because you have 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and something else happens, you’re pulled off your work, then you have 20 minutes, then it’s lunch, then you have something else to do. “


” I think that sleep and work are very closely related – not because you can work while you’re sleeping and sleep while you’re working. That’s not really what I mean. I’m talking specifically about the fact that sleep and work are phase-based, or stage-based, events. “


” If you ask people where they go when they really need to get work done, very few will respond ‘the office.’ If they do say the office, they’ll include a qualifier such as ‘super-early in the morning before anyone gets in,’ or ‘I stay late at night after everyone’s left,’ or ‘I sneak in on the weekend. “


” The office during the day has become the last place people want to be when they really want to get work done. In fact, offices have become interruption factories. “


” It’s incredibly hard to get meaningful work done when your workday has been shredded into work moments. “


” If working remotely is such a great idea, why isn’t everyone doing it? I think it’s because we’ve been bred on the idea that work happens from 9 to 5, in offices and cubicles. It’s no wonder that most who are employed inside that model haven’t considered other options, or resist the idea that it could be any different. But it can. “


” Most work is not coming up with The Next Big Thing. Rather, it’s improving the thing you already thought of six months – or six years – ago. It’s the work of work. “


” One of the secret benefits of using remote workers is that the work itself becomes the yardstick to judge someone’s performance. “


” When you can’t see someone all day long, the only thing you have to evaluate is the work. A lot of the petty evaluation stats just melt away. “


” When it’s all about the work, it’s clear who in the company is pulling their weight and who isn’t. “


” That’s the great irony of allowing passionate people to work from home. A manager’s natural instinct is to worry that her workers aren’t getting enough work done. But the real threat is that they will wind up working too hard. And because the manager isn’t sitting across from her worker anymore, she can’t look in the person’s eyes and see burnout. “



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