With the pandemic suddenly shooting remote work into the mainstream, it seems like people are finally starting to believe the merits of remote work. Most people don't want to go back to the office and I strongly believe most people won't go back to the office after the pandemic ends.
We now have millions of people working remotely but most still have to work at specific hours, be on standby, take calls and attend virtual meetings.
Async is short for asynchronous and in this case it means being able to work without having to wait for someone else to answer.
With async you decide when you work, you're autonomous and the only thing that matters is if you get your work done. There's no manager looking over your shoulder, and you don't have to be on-call. You get a lot of responsibility and because of that you make sure you actually do great work. Because if you don't, you lose your job. But evaluating your performance stops being about showing up, it starts being about the quality of your work.
➗ I'm starting to notice a divide between people that work async vs not 😙 Async ppl can book fun activities throughout the week and get the lowest prices for hotels, restaurants, etc 😤 Sync people are stuck w/ the weekend and pay the highest prices for overcrowded venues