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Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.

Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops -- but does all that money spent on gimmicks deliver anything meaningful for the people who work there?

I have to wonder why company founders are trying so hard with these in-office"perks." I get that the goal is to create collaboration and fun. But I think this is doing more harm than good. And research shows that the problem is only getting worse.https://www.inc.com/brian-de-haaff/3-ways-remote-workers-outperform-office-workers.html?cid=sf01002&fbclid=IwAR2RvYWHLiRY6ax3mTdsEnyo1vmmKLMxp2zDxfwJt9MmBT-oACKz_TlM-lA
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It would be a great opportunity to work from home without the hassle of commute or travel. I can perform better working at home without any distractions from my colleagues, etc. And I think the productivity of remote workers depend on the nature of their work and their dedication to it. Working at home doesn't necessarily mean that they are outperforming office workers.
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What do you like most when working remotely?
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When I worked remotely I often ended up working more than when I had to go into the office. It was just easier to sit in front of the computer and get stuff done without office politics, other workers chatting, and no commute.
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When I worked remotely I often ended up working more than when I had to go into the office. It was just easier to sit in front of the computer and get stuff done without office politics, other workers chatting, and no commute.
The no commute is huge. I’ve been remote for 6 years now and am more efficient than ever. I will say it’s not for everyone though.
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The no commute is huge. I’ve been remote for 6 years now and am more efficient than ever. I will say it’s not for everyone though.
I agree with you!
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When I worked remotely I often ended up working more than when I had to go into the office. It was just easier to sit in front of the computer and get stuff done without office politics, other workers chatting, and no commute.
Right. Sometimes when I work remotely, I’ve worked overtime without realizing it.
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Also less chance of getting ill - I'm not being paranoid but open plan offices, especially with hot dusking mandatory and they never have enough wipes for surfaces - it leads to catching a bug from people every few months and it's annoying.
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When I worked remotely with a flexible schedule, I was able to work when I was most productive, without interference from the stuff you mention, and without the stress of having to balance personal life with work life due to extra time from no commute and ability to go to the doctor or pick up the kids without feeling like I was being judged. More total work in less total hours. The trick for management is don't be afraid to fire someone who sucks.
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awesome
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Does anyone have any remote work vacancies?
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Does anyone have any remote work vacancies?
You can search online for remote work vacancies.
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