On rare occasion we experience a momentous coupling of forces that usher a change so radical the world is turned on its head. Under the first agricultural revolution, humans transitioned from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to sedentary societies. The industrial revolution then saw mechanisation transform the agrarian labour landscape. We are now in the midst of another revolution – a digital one.Just as our predecessors had to adapt to settling down on a plot of land and using machinery, we must adapt to the new empowerment brought about by our advancements. Sitting at your desk from 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday is a popular expectation, and one that rings across all echelons of the corporate ladder. We’ve bought into a de facto belief that if you’re not present in the office, then you must be “shirking” from home. This might have been the case 100 or even 30 years ago, before we could easily connect with one another. But with the advent of instant messaging, social media, and cloud services, our outdated yet deeply ingrained attitude towards how to work is holding us back.
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