Over on Remotive1 this week, we were introduced to Pilotfish, and its founder Joseph. They’re a social enterprise tackling issues related to Mental Health for Remote Workers.
With the continuing rise of remote workers or location independent workers, there’s a lot of things to navigate through, especially for first timers. It’s not easy to go from a social open office environment where you get to see your coworkers in person every day of the week, to working alone at home (or even in a coworking space where you might not know people around you.)
Pilotfish has the potential to tackle this issue before mental health becomes a real widely developed problem for remote workers, in the same way that employees of big corporations can too often battle against stress and related workplace-related issues.
They’re tackling this issue before it becomes a real problem, from day one, and that’s something that we should all applaud and support.
On a more personal note, I was lucky enough, in my last full-time employee position, to be part of a team where we started testing out remote working once or twice a week.
It was a great way to “dip my toes in the water” and start learning about the discipline required, and the communication needed, to make it work. It wasn’t as easy as it sounds, and I made many mistakes along the way. But this led to me being in the position that I am today, lucky enough not only to work remotely full-time but also do it as a freelancer, while traveling around the world.