The world we work in today is not the world of Leonardo Da Vinci, of Michelangelo, of Marie Curies, of Ernest Hemingway, or even Bill Gates in his most productive years in the early years of Microsoft.
It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front-door can be opened anywhere, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone. One can make something meaningful anywhere, together and make a revolution while doing so.
We can take this as an opportunity to look in a different way on how we live and work and actually fixing what’s not working, or ignore it and pretend we don’t have to change. And later would be the last to realize it.
I believe remote or distributed work is already happening, and maybe because it actually works. I have been working remotely for a few months. Being new to this work style, in my early days of working remotely I focused on how to make the most important things work easily. That said, even until today, I still have rooms to improve.
But for now, I’d like to share some thoughts, perspective, and ideas that I gathered so far. The concept of full time remote itself is entirely new and still a rare condition among here in Indonesia, so I think it would be interesting to share my perspective on how working remotely here looks like.