This CEO Just Brilliantly Explained How Remote Work Will Change the World by 2030

Chris Herd thinks he's seen the future. And it's ruled by remote work



As more and more companies rush to adapt new remote work policies, many find themselves behind the curve.

But what if you could look into the future? What if you could see how remote work will change the world over the next decade?

Chris Herd believes he has. 

Herd is founder and CEO of Firstbase, a startup focused on helping solve its customers remote work problems. Over the course of the past nine months, he's spoken to more than 1,500 people about the future of remote work, and how it's likely to change the world in the very near future.

Herd summed up his insights recently in a brilliant Twitter thread. Below you'll find the highlights, along with my personal commentary.

Life first. Work second.

"The rise of remote will lead to people re-prioritizing what is important to them," writes Herd. "Organizing your work around your life will be the first noticeable switch. People realizing they are more than their job will lead to deeper purpose in other areas."

Not everyone who works freelance or remote has come to this realization. But as one who has done it for the past several years, let me tell you: There's nothing like being more in control of your schedule, and making family and other important parts of your life dictate your work, instead of the other way around. 

It's a true game-changer.

Focus on outcomes.

Herd says companies will begin judging performance by productivity and outcomes instead of hours worked or "who you drink beer with" outside of the office.

By focusing on outcomes, employers help people make time count, instead of simply count time. That type of trust and empowerment actually makes them more productive.

An end to senseless tasks.

"The need to pad out your 8-hour day will evaporate, replaced by clear tasks and responsibilities," Herd writes. "Workers will do what needs to be done rather than wasting their [time] trying to look busy with the rest of the office."


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Source: Inc.

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