Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind

5 thoughts on “Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind”

  1. Great article Luis. I agree that those of who live a remote working lifestyle will work very hard to maintain it! I think also we are in our own little way helping organisations everywhere expand their horizons in all kinds of ways. For example, I was a first generation remote worker for my business, however now my company employs people all over the world because the initial remote working bridge was crossed long ago.

  2. So it’s not so much “What’s in it for me?” as “what’s in it for you?” or as Kennedy said “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” except replace country with employer.

  3. I found interesting the point of view of a remote worker that is focused on knowledge work.

    I manage a team spread in several countries and from my own role I could definitely work remotely. Travel, phone, chat, email and video are my usual tools.
    The case is that I struggle to see that for my teams, as they are quite involved in operations processing which in the end has a requirement of original paper document handling. Let’s see what comes in the following years, maybe laws get more flexible in original docs requirements or the governments really jump into internet administration.

    Although not in my line of work, I also see a constraint for those that provide customer service, in person where face to face is required. There is still a difference between channels, especially on the feeling & non-verbal part. For me, preference goes in this order: face-to-face > video > phone > chat > email

    But I guess this is going to continue evolving and there is plenty of work to be done regarding the change of management mindsets. As you know this is particularly heavy in Spain where presence in the office is still looked by the whole staff as a measure for performance.

    Interesting times!

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