We are probably past the point where we should recognize that working remotely is no longer a trend. Seven months into a global pandemic, the realization has started to set in at many companies that this is simply the way we’re going to work–in some cases, forever.
There’s a problem, however.
Too often we confuse remote work with working from home. The two aren’t the same. It isn’t just semantics either. The words we use, and the way we talk about things is important. It communicates what we value, and using the wrong words can not only cause confusion, it can devalue your team members and the way they work.
Working from home is a temporary thing you do every once in a while. It means that the work you usually would do in your office at your desk, you do from home for a day, or maybe two. In