Future of Work: Distributed for Success

I love this video from Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic, the company I work for, on the benefits of a successful distributed work culture. While Automattic started as a fully distributed company, Matt delivers some tips on how you can start to introduce this into a work environment that traditionally requires you to go into an office. As one of the commenters suggested on Matt’s post, the quality of life is so much greater when you don’t have to deal with a commute and have the benefit of working when your mind is in it, rather than the traditional 9-5 that most people subscribe to.

Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, on why working from home is good for business.

I’ve mentioned countless times in the past how I don’t think I could ever go back to an office work environment again, and I’m excited for the future when employers won’t have this as a blocker for hiring the best talent across the globe. The diversity and inclusion benefits of this approach are vast, and one severely needed in the tech industry.

2 thoughts on “Future of Work: Distributed for Success

  1. I’m all about this…I’ve been a self-employed CPA working from an rv, Tahoe, and Mexico for over 10 years and haven’t met probably half of my clients. It’s worked so well that those clients I have never met refer their friends and colleagues too. As you said, Maria, I don’t know if I could ever go back to a traditional workplace. So many jobs can be done off-site, it’s a matter of thinking outside the box and figure out what your skill set is and how to make it work. I am often referring friends to Automattic – I think they’ve done an amazing job making this a win-win for everyone.

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    1. Thanks for chiming in Devi! Technology has granted us so many advancements to allow this to be even more possible today. Happy you were able to find success for this yourself as well. :highfive:

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