I will be working remotely.
When my friends heard that, they must have pictured something like this.
Their reactions, however enthusiastic, fell into a few categories.
And I agreed. After all, I had worked half-remotely before, and I loved it. One day at the office, a few days at home. What’s not to like?
At home, there are no desks tightly packed in order to save space. There is no background chatter. No one is frying fish in the microwave. Add the daily commute and all the unproductive conversations you never wished to have, and you end up with a pretty uninspiring working environment. …