Every Job Can Be Done Remotely
People are often convinced that everything but their particular job can be done remotely. Either because ever needed connection with the team, the phone line, or in-person meeting with clients. Sometimes even a complete conviction of their absolutely needed presence is in the play.
When analysing it, almost any job role can be performed anywhere. It is just a rigid thinking staying in the way and making it impossible.
The most common positions considered being strictly office based are sales, accounting, support, finance or marketing.
It is obvious that one has to be in the office if dealing with customers, internal documents, reports and marketing planning right?
What makes those roles so different to developers?
Developers work with computers and lines of codes that can be written anywhere. Right. Wait a minute. Sales representatives prepare offers, fill the charts, send emails and call the clients. Account admins process and organise all requests from partners. Support people email or phone with customers, do remote sessions from their computers or research the issues that need to be addressed. Finance people spend most of the time making charts, processing data, submiting payments, evaluating purchases and orders. Marketing people prepare documents, presentations or write copies. I know, it is a very simplified view of all those roles. Nonetheless, as a ballpark guess it is what it is. And what it is? None of these jobs are bound to one place, one office, one meeting room. All of them can be done remotely and as efficiently as from the office. Perhaps even a bit better.
Dogmatic thinking is the only real barrier on the road. We remove that and see everything is possible. We may even see marketing or finance people smiling and live a balanced life for once.