29 September 2020

‘Location Independent Working’ will not be like ‘Working from Office’!

By Birsen Çevik Akgünlü

An article that hit me like a slap in the face the first time I read it… Whoever I talk to these days, I talk about this article, so I wanted to share it with you.

In the days when I came across the article, I was after the question ‘how do we copy the work environment to the home environment?’ Thanks to this article, I realised that I was after the wrong answer…

Location independent working will not and should not be the same as working from the office. ‘Copy and paste’ is against the nature of change!

The reasons why individuals and organisations prefer location independent working or hybrid models are :

  • more trust and empowerment
  • fast decision making and agility
  • work-life integration and flexibility
  • a happier and more productive life in the bottom line

As HR professionals, we need to tell managers who are worried about change:

  • ‘don’t worry, everything will stay the same’

It isn’t,

  • ‘don’t worry, everything will be fine’


Link: Remote work is its own thing

Enjoy your reading,


September 2020