How gratifying, invigorating and productive do you think your workday could be if you could plan it around your life instead of the other way around?
One of the opportunities of distributed work is that you no longer have to be tied to the 8-5 routines that have shaped our lives for the last 100 years. If you're someone who's not only a worker but also a runner, a parent, a traveler, or basically anything else, a non-linear workday can be a life revolution for you.
It could mean that you wake up at 6 am to work for four hours before you go rock climbing with your friends. After a great day in nature, you'd be back by the laptop at 15:00 to finish out the day at 19:00. Or, in a more moderate scenario, it could mean that you:
The point of this a non-linear workday isn't that you have to start doing activities during the day. It's that you have the option to do so. It's one of the life hacks that working remotely unlocks for you. Of course, it requires that you and your team embrace distributed and asynchronous work.
What changes would you have to make to enable a non-linear workday? And how would you structure your day if you could make it non-linear?