NoDesk: Issue #166

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

Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home

Anders Melin, Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou | Bloomberg

The drive to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal.

So, You Want to Become a Digital Nomad

Jenny Gross | The New York Times

Working remotely while abroad has obvious appeal. But the tax consequences vary depending on where you go. Here’s what to know.

Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance 2021


By comparing data on work intensity, institutional support, legislation, and livability, study reveals a ranking of cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to their citizens before, during and beyond the pandemic.

Bosses Still Aren't Sure Remote Workers Have 'Hustle'

Vanessa Fuhrmans | The Wall Street Journal

Post-pandemic, more employees will work remotely than did before Covid-19. Yet the views of some managers suggest the culture of office face time remains alive and well.

It's True. Everyone Is Multitasking in Video Meetings

Khari Johnson | WIRED

A Microsoft study finds just how often remote workers multitask during videoconferences—especially when the group is large and the meeting runs long.

Stop Sabotaging Your Workforce

Steve Glaveski | Harvard Business Review

Our great work-from-home (WFH) experiment can offer us an opportunity to revisit how we work and redesign it for the better.

Be a star or a janitor.

Yoni Rechtman | 99% Derisible

For most people, especially early in their careers, there’s just not a lot of agency at work. By and large, junior people are told what to do and it’s on them to execute as instructed. Even if you’re well paid knowledge worker, you’re mostly carrying out marching orders from your boss early in your career.1


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