#93: Why Working From Home

Is Impossible

I’ve tried to restrain myself, believe me, but I just cannot contain myself. I simply must shut down this ridiculous debate about working from home.

Some people believe that working from home improves performance. Nonsense! According to basic science, it is impossible to work from home, so how can it increase performance?

A basic law of physics is that work equals force times distance. Now, if you work from home, then distance becomes zero. We all know that if you multiply with zero, you get zero. Therefore, working from home means that force times no distance equals zero work.

In other words, it does not matter how much you force yourself to get work done at home, you will get no work done unless some travel is involved.

Now you know why so many people treat the local coffee shop as a workstation, even as the boss at work thinks they are working from home.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.