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: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:23:38 +0000

Another problem with having some people working from home is that effectively, those employees are being given flex time in addition to the perk of not having to commute. If staff who come in to the office every day aren't given the same latitude in terms of work/life balance, it can breed suspicion and resentment between the office proles and the work-at-homes.

And some people DO abuse the freedom of being on their own recognizance. Even if just one person gets caught out not putting in the time to earn their pay, it looks bad all around.

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

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>
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> 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.
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> Thoughts as to why?
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> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
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