Quarantine Work vs Remote Work

Quarantine work is not remote work! Not putting on (proper) pants is a positive of working from home, filling your days with video meetings and continually being available per phone, Slack, e-mail, etc. aren’t.

Asynchronous communication and using the correct channels for different types of communication are the most important thing. If a client forces me to work synchronously on their schedule and be available for questions during their workday—even though I might be in a different time zone—they’re not going to be my client for long. I desperately hope these trends don’t spill over into my remote work, as I’m already having a hard time with too much noise and poorly written specifications.

There are several asynchronous, remote-first companies out there: GitHub or Basecamp immediately come to mind.