WFH Set To Stay?
.@david_perell included this graph with his Monday Newsletter. The change in top spot between 2020 and 2021 kinda says it all–the world is moving to distributed or remote.
That means, if you're a founder, the world is now your oyster. pic.twitter.com/4BdnC4CRKD
— Jim OShaughnessy (@jposhaughnessy) January 26, 2021
Happened upon among The Wiki Man’s feed, with initiating blog suggesting in part that, ‘two or three-day office work weeks will become the norm’.
The theory being that if the need for a physical rent-paying presence in a purpose-built facility is rapidly disappearing for start-up founders, then surely the rest of workdesk, office bound commerce will soon catch on too.
Quite the jump year-on-year too. With budding American entrepreneurs now preferring the allure of ‘distributed or remote’ near-present soaring from roughly 1 in 17 to 1 in 2½.
These views seem to emanate from the annual survey of around 90 founders.
The trend is clearly to WFH – and beyond for WFA – and looks set to stick.
More than 1 in 3 young firms choose to be ‘fully decentralised’. No wonder office rent costs have plummeted 24% in a year.
The implications for the B2B solution seller are clear.
The past twelve months are not a blip.
Zoom yourself up for good.
How many different backdrops can you utilise?
Where’s your flipchart or whiteboard behind you?
What props do you have to hand on-call?
How is your pre-meeting prep and media file sending going?
Which tricks have you learned give real push to your ambitions in the stutter of a video flow?
…and many more questions besides.
It’s never too late to sort out your virtual angles and master the video call that sells.