Going to Work Is So 20th Century
Grow Your Business,不是你的收件箱
Joblessness is at highs not seen since the Great Depression. More than40 million Americans截至2020年5月份提出了失业率，该数字仅代表那些提交的人。可能有数百万人可以提交，但没有出于各种原因。
一些经济学家预测失业率高达15％至2021年，仍然是2022年近13％，因为小企业和大公司相似才能更好地百现而不短。甚至几十年，家庭名称如JCPenney, Gold’s Gym and Hertzdeclaring bankruptcy, it’s abundantly clear that COVID-19 will leave a lasting scar on the American economy.
“So, what’s the silver lining?” you ask.
The good news, at least for startups, business managers and other entrepreneurs in need of creative support in a flash, is this…
Right now, talent is everywhere, sitting idle, just waiting to be given the green light.
While theretail, transportation and travel sectors在科迪德相关的停机中，经济遭受最严重的袭击，创造性产业中的许多专业人士也一直放手，看到项目削减或工作时间减少。
成千上万的作家,程序员,web开发人员,柔术hic designers, photographers, videographers, project managers and other skill-based professionals are anxiously wondering…W.hat’s next?它们的准备好准备重新组装成为一些新的企业的精英团队，即使它仅用于一次性项目或经常性的兼职工作。
But wait — there’s more. Not only is creative talent in ready supply at the moment, but…
The time is ripe for rethinking how that talent goes to work.
Just like the modern classroom setup, with its standardized curricula and rows of desks of pupils, has roots going all the wayback to the 1800s这在很大程度上已经过时，也是未经审查的，所以现代工作场所也欠它的形状和结构，以至于今天几乎没有相关的历史情况。
Productivity depended on human bodies congregating under one roof and attending to machinery. Workdays were overlong, with 70- to 100-hour workweeks not uncommon until Henry Ford popularized the 40-hour workweek in the 1910s, and Congress made it a workplace standard with the Fair Labor Act of 1938.
Nowadays the script is flipped. Outside of the manufacturing sector, most workers no longer need to congregate within the same four walls to attend to big, cumbersome machinery. In fact, today’s digital tools, rather than demanding attendance, largely free us of the need to be confined under one roof. Welcome to the dispersed workplace.
What’s more, the standard 40-hour workweek, divided into five eight-hour workdays, is largely a farce. According to one UK survey, the average office worker is only productive for每天不到3小时。工作日的其余部分是分散和伪造的生产力。（有趣的是，在Thomas更多的工作乌托邦, which imagined life in a perfect society, each workday was capped at four hours of physical labor — the rest was for leisure and pursuits of the mind.)
If coworkers no longer need to attend to machines or be proximate to be productive, and if the eight-hour workday is clearly unnecessary for most workers to adequately perform their jobs, then it’s high time to reconsider how we go to work. If only something would give us the opportunity to do so…
Prior to COVID-19, around 5% of employed Americans worked from home or worked remotely. At the height of the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, thatpercentage jumped to 62%.
With today’s digital tools, however, skill-based workers can connect to project-based work easier and faster than ever before and essentially become a “one-person business” without the need for expensive and time-consuming accoutrements, like an office building, marketing budget and so on.
Of course, hard work is still a given, but is there any more American way than venturing out on one’s own? The digital tools are here. Consider them bootstraps.