As we debate the pros and cons of managers letting go and trusting staff to telework, the amount of savings to be had by employers in terms of office space, the savings in transportation costs by employees and the reduction in traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions, the world spins on. But not everyone on the planet is waiting for us to end the debate. Some companies like Willow Garage are moving forward and their clients like Mozilla are reaping the benefits.
Watch this three minute clip and see the next step in telework. The day will come when there is no need to convince, cajole or cogitate on this topic and when we are there we can catch up with those who saw the value and seized it. Mind you the best employees will have already jumped to those companies who saw the future but then we get what we want when we want it, even if we don’t want it until the pickings are slim.
Enjoy this New York Times Video. It may become as common as smartphones.