I would love for more and more companies to make a breakthrough in work like Best Buy has done:
BusinessWeek cover article: Smashing the Clock - no schedules, no meetings, no joke!
There are many worker discipline issues and of course management would have carry out their job in a new way - but I think it's high time for the workplace and technology to come together and take an evolutionary leap forward!
I think this model will fail at some point and too much finger pointing will be done. I'm sure something of it will fail 'cause it's the first time it's being doing on such a scale in the "modern era" (at least that I know of). But it would REALLY be a shame if they didn't pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and give it another shot with what they've learned.
Just curious how many of you are able to work from home? My employer has made it possible for me to work from home 4 days a week. In all the ways I hear about saving energy I've never heard any mention about telecommuting. Very surprising since I save myself money on gas and put out much less pollution staying out of my car.
I used to bike to work, but after about 11 years it started to become more and more difficult and dangerous. At the home office I'm very productive and help keep the Southern California roads free of one less vehicle.
Have anyone heard of energy saving campaigns mentioning telecommuting?