Vala Afshar is obviously plugged into where we're going in the world of work. Even though his #futureofwork list probably didn't take him long to tap out in his twitter post, it still caused me to think. Thought provoking posts are like nuggets of gold to me.
These are some things his post made me think about. First, I would probably rank 'telecommuters' above 'no resumes' because even though paper has transformed into PDFs which is morphing into XML streams and social feeds, my guess is candidates will still be asked for their resume long after #remotework is no longer a thing.
I would also rank "no annual performance review" as #1 in the list of things which must die asap. But, that's probably another list.
And, I would rank "mobile only" higher because we're already living in a world in which products and information that don't work on a mobile device simply don't work for more than half of the people they target. Not sure why some people still don't get this.
Finally, I would change the word telecommuters to #remoteworkers because workers in this category aren't commuting just like they're not virtual.
I like this list for a lot of reasons. Vala Afshar is a smart guy.
Happy Saturday to you all.
Sketchlabs is a creative design recruiting company in Dublin, Ireland. I follow its founder Mindaugas Petrutis on Instagram. And, here's a screenshot of his IG post this morning.
Two things come to mind that should matter to you.
1. Instagram is a thing. If you intend to successfully engage creative workers (i.e. normal commerce) and be where their conversations are happening, you best figure out Instagram.
2. And, to Mindaugas' point -- working remote isn't always butterflies and bunny rabbits. You can become isolated and reality can bend. And, not necessarily in a good direction.
It takes effort to retain reality when you work remote, and it requires visiting the mothership in a mindful way and on a consistent schedule.