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If you can do your job anywhere, can anyone do your job?

5 mins | Aug 21, 2020
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Trusting people to work well from home is one skill managers now have to learn. Have you ever heard about 'Bob'? He was a software developer who worked from home for a large company in 2013. Although he wasn't. In reality, he was outsourcing his work to someone in China. With WFH becoming the new norm, this particular life-approach had Andrew Hill wondering: "if you work remotely, could your employer eventually realise you are eminently replaceable by someone else doing your task more cheaply on the other side of the world?" He explores in his Financial Times' column.

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