NoDesk: Issue #145

A weekly newsletter with the best new remote jobs, stories and ideas from the remote work community, and occasional offbeat pieces to feed your curiosity.

By Daniel (@nodeskco).


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After embracing remote work in 2020, companies face conflicts making it permanent

Paul Sawers | VentureBeat

Despite all the predictions about how COVID-19 could lead to a permanent remote workforce, the truth is likely more nuanced. The pandemic will leave an indelible mark, but the workforce of the near future will probably be something of a hybrid affair.

The Perpetual Disappointment of Remote Work

Richard Cooke | The New Republic

What the troubled history of telecommuting tells us about its future.

3 Tenets of a Strong Remote Culture

Nicholas C. Lovegrove | Harvard Business Review

The leading consulting firms, amongst others, have consistently shown that it’s quite possible to build distinctively strong virtual or hybrid cultures. What can we learn from their experience?

Working From Bed Is Actually Great

Taylor Lorenz | The New York Times

A perfect metaphor for a year of giving up and giving in.

'Don't care about those perks': Employees are no longer staying at companies for a cool culture

Kristina Monllos | Digiday

As employees in industries like tech, advertising and publishing have worked from home for the majority of 2020, the perks of working for a “cool” company with an impeccable office space, amenities like a free lunch, beer and cold brew on tap and ping pong tables have dissipated. What’s left is the work and the company culture over Zoom.

Why being kind to others is good for your health

Marta Zaraska | BBC

While we might all enjoy the warm glow of helping out others or giving up a little of our time for charity, it could be doing us some physical good too.

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