Futurist, Alvin Toffler predicted… (In the 1980’s) “that within 10 years we wouldn’t have any offices…”
He basically predicted we would all work from home (or off-site). Today, we are seeing incremental adjustments in companies to change the way they work and where you can work.
The common set of rules seem to be as long as you…
- make the call/li>
- are on time for your meetings/li>
- work productively/li>
- share your availability (through instant message, email, texts etc)/li>
…you can work from anywhere!<
The internet, along with cloud computing, allows companies to rethink the way work is done and matches workflows of different skill sets and personalities. Working away from the office offers a sense of trust and a sense of respect between boss and employee.
An example of a successful distributed workplace who is smart and ahead of the curve.
The Huffington Post showcases a tech company with no main office that allows team members to work from anywhere in the world successfully. A serious trend with many freelancers, small and some larger businesses.
Your Plan B Company allows teammates to work remotely – #havelaptopwilltravel. How about you? Do you work from home? Nearby coffee shop? Shared workspace? Home office? How do you stay connected with your team?
PS HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY JameyB 02/02 and ANNA K 02/03