NoDesk: Issue #142

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Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

The three new executive roles that define 2020

The Economist

Next, remote-work supremos. “The second-biggest job title change,” says Mr Lee, “would be a chief remote officer, or someone with remote in their title.” This may sound oh-so-2020, but many firms are preparing to allow more home working after the pandemic, having realised that it can boost productivity and save money, says Mr Lee. Now they need to manage it effectively in the long run—which is where the head of remote comes in.

EU pushes for 'right to disconnect' from work at home


With more people working from home during the pandemic, the boundaries between job and life are blurred. Lawmakers in the EU want to give workers the “right to disconnect,” whereas Germany is looking at tax breaks.

Remote work: how are you feeling?

Emma Jacobs | Financial Times

Staff are exhausted but many employers refuse to cut workload or offer enough support.

Remote working is here to stay. But who will be doing it?

Anu Madgavkar, Susan Lund | World Economic Forum

Given the forced nature of remote work during the pandemic, questions remain about whether it will last as a work arrangement. While surveys generally show that executives plan to allow employees to continue working from home at least some of the time, interviews with executives present a much more nuanced outlook for remote work, with opinions diverging sharply even within companies.

Hawaii is offering to pay for the flights of remote workers who are willing to relocate to Honolulu

Joshua Zitser | Insider

Hawaii is offering potential residents free round trip flights if they temporarily relocate to the picturesque island of Oahu.

A new initiative launched to recruit talented American workers who are currently working from home is part of the state’s effort to stimulate the local economy.

Covid-19 Ushers in a New Era of Full-Time Travel

Nancy Keates | The Wall Street Journal

Widespread remote work is poised to remake the ‘digital nomad’—less backpacker in hostels, more middle-aged worker with a global hotel subscription.

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