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: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:04:04 -0500

About ten years ago I worked for a company that got bought by IBM. At that
point, they were trying to get people to work remotely because it saved
them huge money on real estate (i.e. renting or owning office space). They
were really big on people coming into the office maybe two days a week and
using shared hoteling space when they were there, or having two people
timeshare a cubicle.

There are easier ways to reduce costs or cut head count. I suspect that
this marketing manager has no idea how to manage remote creative teams.



On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:

> Read this:
>
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/08/ibm_no_more_telecommuting/
>
> Now that technology has reached the point where many people don't need to
> drive into an office every day, more companies are demanding bodies in
> seats as a condition of employment.
>
> Thoughts as to why?
>
>
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
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