Automattic’s CEO, Matt, spoke on distributed work and how we approach it.
My first job was at Freshworks Inc. and I jumped ship in approximately 8 months, in favour of remote/distributed work.
Primary reasons behind the change:
- I get to work from the comfort of my home.
- I choose my own work schedule. I initially chose to work from 10am to 6pm, but these days, I work from 5.30am to 1.30pm. See how it gives me the flexibility to focus on personal things during the rest of the day?
- I am not really comfortable working/being around many people. A small group’s fine, but when there are many around, not necessarily talking to me, I find it tough to focus on my work. Traditional office spaces is a no-go for me.
- I am also able to leverage my skills to the best – I am more comfortable with written communication/documentation over in-life communication. It’s tiny things like this that bring out improved work results, productivity and help one to do better at their job.
One of my coworkers also wrote on “Thriving as a remote worker“, which you should read.