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Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series

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As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.

The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)

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9 Comments on Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series

  1. Spongebob SquarePants // 9th February 2019 at 2:35 pm // Reply

    Most people watching this don’t own a business

  2. This is not news. But you did notmention “self dicepline”, to work from home people must have self dicipline, most people dosent have it. People must also be social for getting energy to get the work done. Thats why many compaines let they eployees to work both from home and the office.

    • Vaibhav Gupta // 9th February 2019 at 7:22 pm // Reply

      Sources for most people don’t have self discipline.

    • If you have to force or keep an eye on your employees for them to do their work, then either you are a terrible manager (which I’m guessing you probably are) or you have terrible employees. Consider getting new employees…. But my money is on your lack of self awareness. People just hate working for you!

  3. vishnuvardhan720728 // 9th February 2019 at 4:29 pm // Reply

    Please give us a job

  4. Extremely sensible. Great video. Thank you.

  5. One downside to working without an office is the isolation. In an office you have coworkers to interact with. Sure there are ways to mitigate this, like video conferencing, but it’s not the same. There’s no “hey let’s go grab a drink after work” with your coworkers.

    • Which is perfect!! Work isn’t a frat house! I hate jobs where there is a social structure to get ahead. Work should be based on your work!! If you aren’t basically bff with the managers they don’t recommend you for new positions… Ugh!! Can’t wait to leave. I’d work from home everyday if I could. Hate working with random annoyingly friendly/shady people.

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