The Coronavirus aided remote work experiment

As California has declared a state of emergency as of a few hours ago due to the Coronavirus, companies all over are beginning to mandate that everyone works from home for the foreseeable future (~4 weeks at minimum).

As I get ready for an extended period of working from home, I’m curious about 3 questions –

1. How productive is remote work going to be – especially for those working on projects/in roles that involve coordinating large teams?

2. Is there going to be a visible difference in the productivity of folks with kids vs. those without? (How will this even work for folks with kids at home?)

3. What tools are going to be most useful?

I’m certain I’m going to miss many things about our offices (whiteboards, for example). It promises to be a fascinating few week period.

Here’s hoping that these measures help control the spread of the virus.