Remote work is the future of work
Foster is an evangelist for flexible work. Zapier has been all-remote since he co-founded it eight years ago, for good reason: no overhead costs, the ability to recruit from anywhere, satisfied employees and therefore better retention. With the advent of cloud computing, video-conferencing and instant messaging, arrangements like Zapier’s are becoming more common. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 8 million Americans now primarily work from home, with more than half of them working for companies, not themselves.
Remote work makes sense whenever applicable.
- It reduces the demand for large office space.
- It allows flexibility for employees with special needs.
- There is no need to commute.
- It allows people to stay in their cities instead of moving to new city.
All of us in SilverKey have done work remotely. Some of us do it full time. We simply arrange the way we work accordingly.