Remote Work: Flexibility Equals Happy & Productive Employees

"I hate being in this cubicle every day like a caged animal. If this printer doesn't work, I'm swear I'm gonna Office Space it."

"I wish I could go off backpacking for a year and work remotely. I feel like people would just judge me and saying I'm running away from life."

Two months later, your Director-level star employee quits. Feel like that came out of nowhere? Sorry to break it to you — it didn’t.

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A Case for Going Solo

My final semester of grad school came and I decided I wanted to go trekking in Central America, specifically Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala — areas of the world I had yet to explore — and areas where the backpacking tours were not for the faint of heart. They would require living with the bare minimum for one month and not being afraid to get down and dirty.