If You Can Do Your Job From Home, Be Scared. Be Very Scared.

Put on a shirt and get into the office.

Luay Rahil
ILLUMINATION

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Woman working from home and look to be very tired, lonely and bored. She is looking at her tablet wearing a gray shirt.
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Remote Work is a polarizing topic.

Recently someone asked me, "Why aren't you afraid to talk about remote work?" My response was simple, "Becuase I'm not a coward."

It seems that most people added Remote Work to a long list of topics that no one should discuss at work. Topics like Religion, Politics, Sports, Donald Trump, Medical Issues, etc. However, Medium is not your office, so let's discuss it.

Most people know that remote work is a horrible idea for big organizations, but they are afraid to criticize Remote Work because they don't want others to think they are out of touch with the needs of their employees. Others are afraid to be viewed as hostile figures who want to create tension with employees or be perceived as a manager who doesn't trust their employees. So, employers stay silent, and now everyone thinks remote work is the best business idea of the last 200 years.

These people are wrong because they rely on personal anecdotes to defend the benefit of remote work. They say they are more productive at home, with fewer distractions and more time for daily personal chores.

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Luay Rahil
ILLUMINATION

I write engaging content on business and leadership development.