It’s hard to figure out work-life balance when work and life happen in the same place. It’s hard to stay focused on that client document, that PowerPoint deck or even that expense report when you can see your child getting paint all over the coffee table, hear your spouse conducting her own Zoom call, and smell that delicious batch of cookies your teen is baking in the oven. It’s frustrating to try to brainstorm with colleagues or write a report together when you’re used to working together face-to-face, with the benefit of body language and a giant whiteboard. And it’s time-consuming to manage your own software glitches and video-call hiccups without the on-site help of your IT department.
This is exactly why I make a case for a new way of looking at remote work–an approach that removes these pain points. Read the whole story in today’s Wall Street Journal.