Work is a Thing You Do, Not a Place You Go


Fred Perrotta

Remote companies don't give out Perfect Attendance Awards beacuse they don't matter. You don't get anything just for showing up. Even better, there's no where to show up to.

When working remotely, you are free to skip the commute, work where you feel productive, and dress as you see fit.

You are free to manage your own time. You don't need to be at the office by 9. You don't need to stay until 5. Hell, you can take as long of a lunch break as you want.

You have reclaimed your time and place.

Here's the tradeoff: you can no longer use either as a measure of or proxy for doing the work work. Your work is your work. You will be measured on outcomes, not hours.

Literally showing up doesn't matter. Figuratively showing up is necessary, but not sufficient, for success.

To become a successful remote worker, you must be able to turn your newfound autonomy into results for the company. You can't coast by logging "ass in seat" time.

Are you ready for this responsibility?