GitLab has had an all-remote workforce for years. Now, they’re sharing their methods and tips (from how to prevent burnout to how to cut down on Zoom calls) in a Coursera class.
This time last year, the idea that most of us with office jobs would be working from home looked like a slow inevitability, perhaps 20 years down the road. In fact in early 2020, before COVID-19, only about 3% of the U.S. labor force worked remotely. But since restrictions were put in place last spring, around 42% of the U.S. works from home full time. And sure, some of those people are champing at the bit to return to their commutes and sad desk salads. But most aren’t. According to a recent study by FlexJobs, 65% of newly remote workers don’t want to go back to the office.