RE: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home

Subject: RE: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Stuart Burnfield' <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, 'Techwr-l' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:04:37 +0000

The idea of working shoulder-to-shoulder is not exciting to introverts like me.

If the introverts have options, they will skedaddle.

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Subject: Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home

It sounds a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

IBM is a vast, surprisingly decentralized, enterprise so it's hard to sum up in simple terms. But if you poke around on ibm.com and browse the marketing material that's written by marketing people and not technical people, you'll find a lot of "I don't understand what this means"
translated from English into marketing jargon.

Getting the writers to sit with other marketing people who don't understand what it means either isn't going to help with that.

If cutting payroll really is the unstated goal, this will work. A lot of good people who can leave will leave because they have options. Some staff who suspect they won't thrive on the job market will stay.

If the real target is lack of productivity from some remote workers, this is a ham-fisted way of going about it. It's a management problem that could be solved by better management.

> "I know this is hard ... But we have gotten to a place where > we're excited about the path forward."

<retch>

Stuart

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