NoDesk: Issue #169

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).

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Are we returning to the office? Or is the future remote?

Andreessen Horowitz

While there has been a lot of discussion about whether remote teams can be as productive and creative as in-person teams, the discussion often overlooks that a remote team allows companies to uplevel their talent pool, so that what they lose in productivity they may gain (and then some) in talent. Additionally, giving employees the work environment and lifestyle that they desire can improve retention and loyalty in a hypercompetitive labor market.

‘A Mass Exodus’: Inflexible Remote-Work Policies Could Bring Major Staff Turnover

Lindsay Ellis | The Chronicle of Higher Education

College leaders are calling their employees back to campus. Human-resources offices are developing new telecommuting policies. And a consensus is emerging, among employees and their managers: Remote work — or at least more flexibility — is becoming a key tool for attracting and retaining staff.

Many Companies Want Remote Workers—Except From Colorado

Chip Cutter | The Wall Street Journal

After a new state law that requires employers to disclose salaries for open positions, some are advertising jobs available anywhere in the U.S. but Colorado.

Our journey from office-centric to remote-first

Jean-Laurent de Morlhon | Docker Blog

While other companies are pushing their employees to get back to offices, we decided that there is no turning back for Docker Inc. and that we will stay remote-first. All of our offices are closed and will remain so.

Kill The 5-Day Workweek

Joe Pinsker | The Atlantic

Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: making American life less about work.

What huge mistake did you make early in your career?

jamestimmins | Hacker News

We’ve all been there — a seemingly huge mistake as an intern or Junior developer that you were sure would get you fired. What’s your story?

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