President & CEO, HNI
Since my last post on going office-less, I’ve heard a lot of comments along the lines of "Mike, you’re such a techie." In reality, that couldn't be further from the truth.
It was about 6 months ago that I pushed the technology reset button. Frustrated beyond belief, trying to keep my stuff organized and share it with others seemed impossible. Rather than trying to go back and reorganize, upgrade my hardware and parse through my files, I started over. I bought a Macbook Pro and from that point forward [key point here being looking forward only] and starting using new hardware and cloud tools.
Looking back just 6 months ago, I feel like I’ve leap frogged into the future. It is a liberating feeling knowing you don’t have to rely on everybody else to get things done. "Resetting" how I thought about technology wasn’t all smooth sailing, and there was a lot to learn and experience.
If you’re interested in pressing the reset button yourself, these are the tools I rely on while being office-less that allow me to be fully functional anywhere I can get internet access, any time.