July 23, 2019

The History of Remote Work

The History of Remote Work

For the past 50 years, remote work has been treated as an "employee benefit" or reward that should be used sparingly. But to resist remote work is to resist change - a costly mistake that makes companies less competitive, innovative, and profitable. In this episode, Kristin explains how the 9-5 paradigm is outdated and why remote work is a return to basics rather than innovation or trend. Remote work helps people and companies save money while making more. It increases employee morale, productivity, and quality of life.


For the past 50 years, remote work has been treated as an "employee benefit" or reward that should be used sparingly. But to resist remote work is to resist change - a costly mistake that makes companies less competitive, innovative, and profitable.

In this episode, Kristin explains how the 9-5 paradigm is outdated and why remote work is a return to basics rather than an innovation or trend. Remote work helps people and companies save money while making more. It increases employee morale, productivity, and quality of life.

After listening, individuals will better understand their innate desire to work remotely. They will be more confident in asking their employers to work from home or seeking out remote job opportunities. Likewise, hiring managers and company decision-makers will be motivated to capture the many benefits of remote work as soon as possible.

About Kristin: 
Kristin Wilson is an online entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and content creator who has lived and worked in 60+ countries. She coaches people who want to work online and travel through her courses, workshops, and two YouTube channels. She also consults companies in adopting remote work policies.

Kristin is a Top Writer on Quora and Medium who has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.