Friday time, netizen.
Here’s the not-news news: In a recent study over 40% (!!) of software developers stated they’ll only work remotely — with 21% stating they’d instantly quit if there was a mandatory Return to Office.**
Shocked? No. Software development is uniquely suited to this remote existence accelerated dramatically by COVID: you can do it anywhere, focus is required, and time spent commuting to an office is time wasted.
**Yes, the usual caveats apply about stats and sample size. There is only so much value you can attribute to a “study” done by a software company like Hired dot com. I wouldn’t call it remotely scientific (see what I did there?) but the sentiment is the same: developers are just not going back into the office.
2023 fetch = RTO
Contrary to all the news about layoffs it appears software developers are still in a position of power relative to employers and they know it. There is simply no good reason to mandate a Return to Office, no matter how badly poor bosses want it.
Why is this still up for debate? It’s largely because inefficient managers are only comfortable when they can “run the board” IRL and get their understanding of work progress from shoulder taps and meetings.
Remote makes bad managers uncomfortable. To their credit, a corporate workplace culture that’s been running poorly for decades usually can’t just make a 180 — but also it’s been almost 3 years so it’s time to get with the program.
Maybe they should try something designed to fix this. (Come on, you knew where that was going.)
ON THE INTERNETS
The false promise of Chomskyism (In response to Chomsky’s “The false promise of ChatGPT”)
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Mar 5, 2023
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