Leslie’s whole thread here is important. Facebook choosing this route is an implicit admission that on-site employees are on-site for surveillance not creativity or collaboration.
It really stigmatizes in office work. It makes punishment the act of having in person collaboration. It makes in office collaboration a matter of not trusting employees.
I think the shift to distributed work is a really really good development even if what prompted us here is traumatizing. And we have to pay close attention to when the decisions made here not only damage equity and send broad messages about the future of work.
We genuinely have an opportunity to redefine work and labor in this moment. We can’t let it be defined for us by the people already mining all of our data for profit or our labor for profit. The incentive structures are really different here.
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