11 Things COVID-19 Taught Us About the Decentralized Workplace

We knew we were preparing. We just didn’t realize how quickly preparedness would become reality. This week, from March 9 through the 13th, was going to be a “test run.” We were going to have everyone at Agoric work from home, in order for us all to try out various strategies. By lunch on Monday, we realized this wasn’t a test. We would all be working from home for the foreseeable future. We had wanted to accomplish a remote environment, and test for what key changes needed to be made, in order for us to have an opportunity to be aware of them and test them before entering what you might call “disaster mode.” Mark S. Miller, our co-founder and Chief Scientist, early on got us thinking about how exponentials work, and helped us think about where this could all go. Read more