The Remote Revolution Starts Now

... and you can be part of it!

Note: I took this post from my previous newsletter project so it might not feel like a proper blogpost. I wanted to preserve its state though.

First of all, let me start with thank you for joining this project. With Rise of Remote I dip my toes into the waters of serious content creation. I personally deeply care for the topic of remote work as it allows people to be successful without a disadvantage because of the geographical location. With all the content coming I want to dive into topics like

  • Working from home
  • Why companies should hire remote talent
  • The personal drawbacks of not working in an office

Tool reviews and Best Practices

… and soooo much more.

But for this first issue I want to introduce you to the revolution that is happening right now. Companies you would never have thought would make the step are becoming remote workplaces.

To list a few from this year that I find incredibly exciting:

Siemens

385K Employees - 140K can work remotely

Microsoft

163K Employees

Atlassian

5K Employees

Twitter

4.6K Employees

Dropbox

2.3 K Employees

(The links will take you various news posts sharing more details about the company moves — really good reads)

I think it’s also important to notice what caused this revolution. Almost all of those recent transitions to remote work were fueled by the global Corona pandemic.

I am lucky enough to work at GitLab, a company that pushed for remote work for years, and built its entire $2.8 billion business as a remote first company. We would not have been able to push this global change within years of time, which now happened due to Corona within months.

But we are still at the start of this revolution. And there are so many unanswered questions. What happens to the offices? What’s the wider impact on people's live going forward? We don’t know yet.

But, I will do my best to help clear things up, keep you all informed and answer questions.

If you like where this is going, and think this kind of content can be valuable to others, please share it. I deeply appreciate it. These are exciting times when it comes to remote work, and together we can help shape it. #RiseOfRemote

Roman Kuba

Roman Kuba

Austria