i was reading through the latest issue of TIME magazine this morning and i ran across this article and it really affirmed the ideas i continue to run across both in circles at work and in tech blogs and websites. lots of questions come to my mind in terms of what this has to do with me. do we have the tech to make working remotely possible? should we even refer to it as ‘remote’ seeing as we are able see and speak to each other as much (if not more readily) as if we were in the office? i think there is something to all this and i don’t say that in spite of my cube. i like collaborating and being at work when it is meaningful and productive but i have to admit there times when ‘the work’ could be done in my home office without a commute. however, i haven’t been on the job an entire year and perhaps i lack perspective, it is very, very possible that i am unaware of the other work that happens with other people in the office and perhaps they need us all there. i don’t think we are there yet, but i wonder what the first steps would look like? something logical like scheduled days that we work from home? do we have the proper monitoring and/or accountability in place to make this work? like the other parts of technology that the group seems to be embracing, when will the tipping point come? judging from what seth godin says, its going to happen sooner rather than later.
the last days of cubicle life?