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The concept of remote work had been simmering for a long time. It started in the 1970s when IBM tested out its effectiveness in home telecommuting, but it wasn’t until technology became powerful and commonplace that day-to-day companies saw it as feasible.
Throughout the 2010s, the list of tech companies that were employing remote workers was slowly growing. It wasn’t until Covid-19, however, that most were forced to view it as not just an option, but a necessity. Lockdowns were the catalyst for a dormant inevitability.
It’s not just that companies can go remote now thanks to accessible tech stacks,