Eventually Remote

Been spending a good chunk of the break so far tidying up the archives. Some articles need sub-headings, others need a revised URL, and a few simply had to be deleted. It’s been cathartic.

As I reread articles, I can watch as parts of my leadership religion has changed. I now firmly believe that an engineering lead needs to keep coding. I also see remote workers as an inevitability.

In my bones, I know that teams that stare each other in the face are more productive. Decision cycle-time is shorter because communications are more fluid. There is also inevitably more context gathered when you sit there and see Phil uncomfortably and poorly explain his design. This is discomfort that you’d likely not see in an email.

Is totally remote the future? Nope. But it’s certainly gaining steam.