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266 Atomizing Your Work: Will Coronavirus Finally Kill The Time-Suck of Commuting?

Coronavirus: Is it finally killing the time suck which is commuting? Plus, how to atomize your normally monolithic block of work. Think LEGO. — People are more connected than ever before but are also more alone than ever. This hyper connection has created a flow of hyper information, which no one can assimilate. This is why people spend crazy hours consuming feeds from Facebook, which has become the new TV. All work will soon be atomic – we are now little atoms of labor – connecting and reconnecting as required to get work done. Are you ready to change your mindset? — Are you still working in a company where everyone comes into the same office, Monday to Friday, generally from 9-5? Does your CEO frown on telecommuting or outsourcing? Are you clinging to outmoded ways of working, since it’s what you’ve always done? — The future of work is loosely connected atomic units of individuals who come together for projects, then disband when required. This gives people more autonomy over their work and personal lives, not to mention the ability to locate anywhere in the world. With the ability to locate in lower-cost locations worldwide, work will travel to where the cost and the quality are the highest. Additionally, with the ability to tie together teams of geographically distributed individuals, using agile development methodologies, work can continue around the clock, resulting in a faster time to market. So are you sitting in front of your computer, working on multiple projects, for multiple clients, being able to take a break mostly whenever you like, and you’ve never met anyone you work with regularly in person? Or are you using globally disbursed remote workers to develop, deploy and support your products rapidly? If so, congrats – you’re already ahead of the curve. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!



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