“It is nice of course always to be with people from time to time and that’s valuable still. But you don’t have make that a requirement I think to get some great stuff done.
– Jason Fried (37 Signals CEO)
I just finished ReWork written by Jason Fried, which is an excellent book by the way. It was so good I picked up his new book titled“Remote: Office Not Required” and watched the video above as well which started getting me to think again about remote work while working for a church. But right now instead of you watching the video above and then reading a long post, I would rather just pose a few questions instead to think about:
[highlight]Can we hire designers and motion artist who live out of town/state?[/highlight] We use freelance artist at times and we usually go on about how great it was doing that. Why not hire them?
[highlight]Why not let your staff set up shop at the local Starbucks one day week?[/highlight] I personally get the most done sitting outside a Starbucks with a casino online warm drink. My creativity seems to fly in different a atmosphere.
Not everyone is a morning person or an afternoon person. [highlight]So what would a second shift or night shift look like at a church?[/highlight] I mean my dad has been pulling the night shift for over 15 years for Energizer .
Why is it when you ask an employee the question ‘where do you go when you really have to get work done?’, they never answer their desk/office? [highlight]Then why do we insist on using the same broken model daily?[/highlight]
These are just some questions I have thought about with no real answers yet.
What about you? What are your thoughts about remote work within the church staff context?
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I reside in Atlanta, GA with my incredible wife (Kirsten) and little man (Noah).
Currently work as the Video Director at Victory World Church in Atlanta and on the board of directors with Church Technical Leaders.