Sean Blanda provides a different perspective on remote work. He discusses the focus on tasks, rather than time; the ways in which people can become forgotten; the creation of a culture of disruption; and a disruption to career growth. In response, Blanda believes companies should be encouraged to invest in the cities in which they are based, managers should trust employees to manage their own schedule, and remote work should be opt-in rather than required.
Some of this reminded me of Peter Ford’s Rise of the Robots, where he talks about offshoring as the first step towards automation.
As technology advances, we can expect that more and more of the routine tasks now performed by offshore workers will eventually be handled entirely by machines.