The WFH revolution: I called it in 2011

The Working-From-Home (WFH) revolution. I called it, over a decade ago, in 2011. Just sayin'. The pandemic has triggered a transformation in work-life culture that was overdue. It seemed a long way off even in 2019, and it seemed impossible when I wrote this in 2011:

"Working from home solves some of the key problems. ... Huge numbers of people commute on a daily basis, driving cars, cramming onto trains and buses, etc -- with the transport infrastructure subsidised by public funds. ... Meanwhile, the preferred alternatives (especially working from home) receive no such subsidees! It is ridiculous, and it is unsustainable. A cultural change is desperately needed, but to achieve it will require a new infrastructure, along with a new mindset for smart 21st-century living."

The pandemic has also accelerated the chat/messaging revolution I described in 2014:

"The future of business and personal communication lies with chat platforms."

We're witnessing one of the most important changes in work culture in the history of human civilization. It was long overdue, and needed a catalyst to trigger the avalanche of change.

13 March 2021

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Tim Acheson (05 Sep 21, 11:41)

When I blogged 10 years ago that a cultural shift to working from home was needed, I didn't anticipate such a sudden and dramatic change as #TheGreatReset:

"Huge numbers of people commute on a daily basis, driving cars, cramming onto trains and buses, etc -- with the transport infrastructure subsidised by public funds. We don't do it for fun. Meanwhile, the preferred alternatives (especially working from home) receive no such subsidees! It is ridiculous, and it is unsustainable. A cultural change is desperately needed..."

Now, the latest fad is working from home in Spain (other countries jumped far ahead of the UK with their internet infrastructure as I warned and predicted would happen), and I am well set up for that and have already tried it with 900MB fiber optic internet in mi casa in the beautiful remote mountains of southeastern Spain:

Spain launches new digital nomad visas for the WFH revolution

The view from my roof terrace in Spain:

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