Dealing with interruptions is an interesting point about work, but finding work where just your output is judged and not the way that you do it is hard.
You’re right on the money! All things being equal, the result should be the only thing that matters.
Depends on the organization and who you’re working with. If you’re part of a team, your output is far from the only thing that matters.
Indeed! What I meant was, as long as you live up to everyones expectations, be it being part of a team and what comes with that territory, and/or delivering results, all things equal, it shouldn’t matter if you sit in a cubicle when you work, of if you’d rather stand on your hands and type with toes down the local park. It shouldn’t matter. But many places it does.
The one problem I see with remote working and/or exotic hours is pairing. (Assuming that is important to your team.) Remote pairing is possible, but I’d imagine a little less convenient than sitting next to each other. However, if your working hours doesn’t have reasonable overlap with the rest of the team efficient pairing would be impossible.
This is a healthy life change. Whether companies choose to accept it or not is a different story. I remember going through this when my oldest was born. I thought to myself, ‘What on earth have you been doing with all your free time… and now you have nothing to show for it?!’ I was forced to focus more, and became more productive with the time I did have available to get things done. Life is fun like that, and having children just helps to keep in perspective that what type of work you do is simply a means to an end.