Link round-up (October 2020)

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of conversations about the challenges of working from home in the current global context. When a topic is on my mind I find my reading is naturally shaped by it, so there’s a definite theme to the main links this month.

In a recent issue of her newsletter, Culture Study, Anne Helen Petersen wrote you’re still not working from home. It focuses on the need to reimagine the rules of work to make sure we reap the benefits of working from home and don’t burn out.

“This is the dark truth of the WFH Forever revolution. It promises to liberate workers from the chains of the office. But in practice, it capitalizes on the total collapse of work-life balance.”

A recent Ask Doist column focuses on the benefits of asynchronous communication prompted by a reader’s question about effective remote work and managing team expectations.

Make remote work good work is a conversation with Bruce Daisley, facilitated by the RSA’s US Director Alexa Clay, covering creating community, employee wellbeing, trust, the purpose of the office and more.

Nicholas Bate shares seven tips to help you find some time.

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