The free-range future of work

Steve Messer
3 min readNov 2, 2020

For organisations that use computers to get stuff done, the Internet means you can spread bits of your organisation out geographically and temporally.

Spreading a workforce geographically is usually called remote working or distributed working. That’s when workers aren’t necessarily close to the location of the main office, they live and work elsewhere. There’s also hybrid working, which is when people are expected to come into an office some times but can work from wherever they like the rest of the time.

Steve Messer

Product manager, GOV.UK Design System, Government Digital Service