Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

@Ricardus That conclusion could be extended to having that work done in a cheaper part of the world, perhaps?
Having management discover how much works remotely is not necessarily a blessing...

@mjjzf @Ricardus They already knew. Why do you think so many customer call centers are located in India?


@bong_jamesbong2001 @Ricardus True, but in many cases companies have insisted on a local presence for services in practice handled without contact. My wife works for a company that develops, produces and sells medical devices. If you call downstairs to the workshop in the everyday flow, that call will go through if you are 10 yards, 10 miles or 1000 miles away...
But a lot is lost. The watercooler effect is both social and knowing internal conditions. I feel I am losing my team by working remote

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@mjjzf @Ricardus One source has suggested that you form mini-remote teams that work together remotely, to reduce sense of detachment from the firm.

@mjjzf @bong_jamesbong2001 The reality is we're going to lose a lot of things. But to cut to the chase here, we all need to accept and move on. It's a pandemic.

So yes, there are solutions to some things, and let us leverage those. But we need to lower the curve.

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