Can remote-first organizations produce good ideas?

Like many of you, I’ve been working from home for two and a half months now. I don’t have a clear sense when I will be able to access my office, which is part of the Impact Hub Ottawa coworking environment. Without having set foot in an office building since mid-March, I don’t know how I might feel when I set foot in one again — especially in spaces like kitchens and elevators. I think I’ll be fine, but I suppose it all depends on the trajectory of the virus. 

But still, does the office have a future?

In the past few weeks, a number of large technology companies have made announcements of becoming “remote-first.” Shopify’s CEO Tobi Lutke


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