NoDesk: Issue #190

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).

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

The Worst of Both Worlds: Zooming From the Office

Emma Goldberg | The New York Times

Work life for many is in a mushy middle ground, and what’s at stake isn’t just who is getting talked over in meetings. It’s whether flexibility is sustainable, even with all the benefits it confers.

Remote Work Is Fine. The Real Thing Scaring CEOs? Hybrid Work.

John Simons | TIME

What I’m candidly more worried about is, people call it “going back to work,” which is not what it is. It’s not really going back. I think we are going forward to something that is different from anything we’ve seen to date, which is a hybrid work environment.

What Space Missions Can Teach Us About Remote Work

Tanusree Jain, Louis Brennan | MIT Sloan Management Review

A successful adaptation to working from home calls for the development of new routines — similar to ones perfected by astronauts.

Bali Is Miserably Tired Of Millennials Turning It Into A Remote Office

Jano le Roux | Start it up

Social media has turned Bali into the millennial getaway office. This hype has gone too far.

Best “beginner” nomad cities?

imwiththeband1 | Reddit

Wondering which cities you would suggest for people who are new to digital nomading and learning the ropes. Thinking about the following factors:

  • Generally good internet infrastructure and speeds

  • Minimal need for “street smarts”–safe, not a lot of scammers

  • Can get around with ease as an English speaker

  • Good amount of other digital nomads

  • Easy to get into/out of country

  • Nomad-friendly travel policies (length of visa, etc, proof required, etc)

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