Technology is great. It helps us do more with less. It creates efficiency. It allows us to communicate with people all around the world. And, more and more, it’s allowing us to work no matter where we are; whether a fancy office or local Starbucks.
I’m writing this article from a Starbucks in Allentown, PA. As I sat down with my Grande Calm tea and laptop, I realized how fortunate I am to have the luxury of working from anywhere. And, it’s real work. Over the last few hours, I took phone calls, sent emails, wrote a proposal and worked on some long-range strategic planning. From a coffee shop. Think about it.
As I look around, it’s clear that things are changing. Almost everyone here has a laptop and phone in front of them. Some are in suits, others casual. The point is that they are working.
At Forge3, I don’t care where our people are most of the time. I trust them. They have the tools they need and I expect them to get their work done. And, guess what. They do.
Can you work remotely? If not, why? The technology exists. Is your company imposing artificial limits to where and when you can work? If so, perhaps it’s time for a change.