Them: you should try to see this from the office perspective. Rather than telling everyone that doesn't share the same option as you that they are wrong

Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug

Only 4% of people want to work in an office full-time
A massive part of the problem around the rise of remote and flexible work is the media reporting this as something that is nearly 50/50

96% of people never want to work in an office full-time again
Millions of people will never work in an office again

Millions more never want to work there again

Let's stop pretending otherwise
You love the office? Cool

Will you still love it when 9/10 of your colleagues aren't there

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23 Jan
I spoke to 5 global enterprises about remote work last week

Here’s what they told me about their plans for the future

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💰 Office space: All of them have $Billion real estate portfolios

All of them plan to cut it by atleast 50% and as much as 70%
📍 Talent Access: The thing they are most interested in is access to talent

Rather than hiring the best person in a 30-mile radius of the office, they’ll hire the best person on the planet
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17 Jan
MILLIONS of people will never work in an office again full-time

There are 255 million desk jobs globally. 128m+ will be done remotely a majority of the times by 2030…
A Gartner survey of HR execs said 90% of companies will allow at least some remote work indefinitely

A survey of 32,000+ people I conducted last week said 96% of people don’t want to work in an office again full-time Image
Let’s hope it leads to a quality of life upgrade a generation of workers deserve

For me, traditional work meant missing my daughter walk & laugh for the 1st time

If the pandemic has any silver lining maybe it’s realizing remote is the future of living over the future of work
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16 Jan
In the last 12 months I've spoken to 1,500+ companies about their plans for remote work in 2021

Here are a few 'request for startup ideas' based on what I've heard

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⭐️ Personal Branding: The best companies in the world will empower individuals to create and grow their personal brands

Companies who elevate their people will dominate in talent attractions and retention
🤖 Personal RPA: Robotic process automation will transform work for individuals.

No-code tools that enable workers to build bots that automate menial parts of their roles will be huge
Read 21 tweets
14 Jan
The largest companies on the planet will cut office space by 50-70% over the next 3 years

128m+ of the 255m desk jobs globally will be done remotely at least 3 days a week by 2030

This is the first inning of remote work
The death of the office has been greatly exaggerated? Hardly

People are craving physical connection
Parents are struggling with schooling
We all miss things we can’t do now

The office? Nope

In a post-vaccine world, the benefits of remote increase even more dramatically
It’s not an either or. We will still see colleagues but it won’t be every week. Monthly onsites & quarterly off sites are most likely

This is eCommerce vs. Bricks and Mortar retail all over again

eCompanies crunch bricks and mortar companies
Read 5 tweets
4 Jan
I spoke to 1,000+ companies over the last 6 months about their plans for remote work going forward

Here are a few things I've learned

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🏢 HQ's are finished: companies will cut their commercial office space by 40-70%

The will allow every worker to work from home 2-4 days a week, and come into the office 1-2 days a week…
🎡 home-office setup: Companies who cut their office spend will use that money to provide world-class setups for their teams at home

Companies who don't will lose people to companies who do
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1 Jan
I spoke to 1,700+ people about remote work in 2020

A few predictions of what will happen in 2021

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🎟 Remote competition: @FrancisSuarez is the first person to wield the power of Twitter to attract remote talent

Almost every region that has something which would attract people to move there will do the same thing

Incentives for remote talent to move will grow quickly
⏰ Async-first: People now see offices are instantaneous gratification adult kids clubs where sync work makes it impossible to get stuff done

Tools that enable async work are the most important thing globally remote teams need. A lot of startups will try to tackle this
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