The Rise of the ‘Office-Savior’​

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‘I’m not against remote work’ they say

  • ‘But what about the people who can’t work from home’
  • ‘Not everyone can afford an extra room for an office’
  • ‘There are people who miss the human interaction’

What others miss, is the cost

Each office space costs your employer $20,000-$50,000 per worker per year. This exorbitant cost will not only make companies economically unviable as their biggest competitors go remote and become increasingly more distributed. The act of having a physical office means you can only hire the best person you can afford in a 30-mile radius of the office. Remote companies hire the most talented person on the planet for every single role.

‘But what about the people who can’t work from home’

This is the argument being positioned by the government. What about the economy that has been built around the office. The sandwich shops, dry cleaners, restaurants, bars, and corner shops. What this argument misses is that it puts the horse before the cart. These things grew due to the fact the offices were placed in these locations. As these people redistribute across the country those services redistribute with them.

‘Not everyone can afford an extra room for an office’

Ironically, this is an implication of the office rather than a reason why remote working can’t work. Younger people being forced to live in tiny shared apartments, families living in tiny homes are as a direct result of the expense of living in a city. As companies go remote, workers are able to decouple from these cities and live wherever they want.

‘There are people who miss the human interaction’

The office as a focal point of your social life is not a good thing. The people you spend the most time with being selected by your companies HR policy is bad. The deepest common bond that you share is the success of your employer’s bottom line, where if that changes you’ll never see the vast majority of those people again, is a recipe for disaster.

The Office is Dead

That doesn’t mean places to meet up with your team will not exist. Those screaming for flexibility are ignoring the reality that remote is the ultimate flexibility. You can still go into an office if that is your preference of workplace. You can meet up with your teammates as frequently as you want. Your company should pay for any co-working space you need if this is not something that you need yourself.

Why the Rise of Remote is inevitable

Companies will increasingly go remote. Those who don’t see this coming are ignoring what has happened during the most difficult possible circumstance of working operating from home. Lockdown, homeschooling, inability to get out of the house and away from their workplace.

82% of companies will be more remote post-COVID

99% of people never want to work in an office full-time again

Remote workers are ~12% more productive doing the same thing

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CEO / Founder / Coach @FirstbaseHQ Empowering people to work in their lives not live at work ✌️✌

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