Goin’ Mobile: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Mobile Workforce Group – January 8, 2021

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Welcome to the Mobile Workforce Group roundup, Goin’ Mobile. As always, your fellow group members are paying close attention to utility mobile workforce trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about the pros and cons of working remotely, as well as the preferences of deskless workers. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


What We Can Learn From Matt Mullenweg

Henry Craver

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Not every utility job can be performed remotely, but many can. In this piece, small business owner Henry Craver explains that people like Matt Mullenweg, a co-founder of WordPress, have been advocating for more distributed work arrangements for years and the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to heed the call. Read the piece to learn about some of the benefits of remote work and find a link to a blog post about the “five levels of autonomy” written by Mullenweg.


Remote Workers Are Having a Hard Time Unplugging From the Office

DW Keefer

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Independent journalist and analyst DW Keefer also has some information about remote work to share. In this article, he describes how some working from home find it difficult to “switch off” after a day on the job. According to a recent study performed in the UK, this challenge can lead to an increase in the number of hours worked, blurred boundaries between work and home, and arguments with family members. Click through to learn a couple of simple tips for managing this issue.  


Shared Link: The State of Technology for the Deskless Workforce 2020

Peter Key

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Remote working typically involves having a desk at home rather than at an office. Deskless working involves performing one’s job with no desk at all. In this post, freelance writer, editor, and consultant Peter Key links to a study conducted by venture capital firm Emergence Capital that finds 78% of deskless workers (such as utility field personnel) consider the availability of technology when choosing a job. Click through to see Peter’s commentary and access the link.


Thanks again for reading this edition of Goin’ Mobile! The authors listed above are eager to hear your thoughts and questions, so don’t hesitate to engage them. And if you want your content to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to publish your posts within the Mobile Workforce Community.


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