When summer of 2017 arrived, I transitioned to a project which allowed me to contribute remotely. After 25 years of working in technology across eight different employers, I was finally able to determine if working 100% remotely would lead to productivity gains … or losses.

Just under 3 years before the pandemic arrived, I discovered I was twice as productive as before – simply by reviewing my commit history from in-office time periods where I was doing similar work. I also felt like the quality of my work improved, largely because of the ability to place myself in focus mode, devoid of any unexpected distractions.

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