In my attempt to be all webby—this from a woman who, after a year of toting around her PDA, realized she could access the web on it—I’m throwing out something that’s been on my mind—and story list—for quite some time. And I’m throwing it out to you, dear reader. Please email. Write. Call. I want to know. Make me webby! Let it appear as if I’m 2.0.
For years I’ve been covering the trend of work that is post geographic. Location independent. Place agnostic. Meaning we extreme jobholders can work pretty much anywhere, anytime we want.
What I’m interested in now is when working remotely or flexibly or altneratively does NOT work. There must be times when the whole endeavour flops spectacularly. At HP a few years ago, the entire IT department was brought back in-house after an experiment with working remotely went awry.
As with all trends, there must be a counter trend. When is working remotely working? And when is it not remotely working?
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