A couple of weeks ago, I broke a long streak. I finally met one of our team members in person when I dropped off a new Mysterious Trousers t-shirt. Until then, he’d been working with us for a year and a half and I had never seen him. In fact, my only idea of what he looked like was from his Twitter avatar.
I’ve taken great pride in the fact that our small company is 100% remote. And I found tremendous satisfaction in telling people that we worked with people on our team for years without ever really “meeting” them.
37Signals just announced that they’re about to release a book about remote work and the Stack Overflow team has been talking a lot about it. I'm feeling optimistic that maybe this thing will actually become a thing.
If you’re starting a company or have any sway at all with your current employer, do whatever you have to to make them go remote, at least for part of the time. I’ll be talking more about it in the coming days and how we do it at Mysterious Trousers. We'd love to have you join the discussion.