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Subway system adds musical surprise and increases stair usage by 66%
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Subway system adds musical surprise and increases stair usage by 66%

If ‘something is as simple as fun’, it’s the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Behind such a simple idea is a lot more than you might think. The Fun Theory, an initiative supported by Volkswagen, set themselves the challenge to prove this… In this exact case there’s a set of stairs, leading out …

Source: mb.ntd.tv

What a great way to get people to exercise. 


Dell’s goal of 50,000 employees telecommuting by 2020 driven by real estate savings and sustainability 
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Dell’s goal of 50,000 employees telecommuting by 2020 driven by real estate savings and sustainability 

"Whether you call it telecommuting, remote work, mobile work or distributed work, these flexible-work arrangements are here to stay, ...says Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based consulting firm that specializes in flexible-workplace strategies."

Source: www.hreonline.com

Already 20k Dell employees work at home and average of about 10 days a month. Their program dates back to 2009 when they discovered their office space was grossly underutilized.


35k Fujitsu employees will be offered unlimited telework after successful trial shows increased productivity
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35k Fujitsu employees will be offered unlimited telework after successful trial shows increased productivity

TOKYO -- Fujitsu announced unlimited telework will be available to all 35k permanent employees. 

Source: asia.nikkei.com

The article indicates this is the largest Japanese telework initiative yet but others including Microsoft Japan and snack manufacturer, Calbee have expanded their programs too.

 

In part a response to government's focus on better work-life balance for its citizens, Fujitsu also hopes to demonstrate how their own technology can support a remote workforce. 


2017 Gallup survey shows more than half of employees are willing to walk for workplace flexibility and privacy
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2017 Gallup survey shows more than half of employees are willing to walk for workplace flexibility and privacy

"More than half of office workers (54%) say they would leave their job for one that offers flexible work time.

 

Roughly four in 10 would do the same for privacy or a personal workspace or office.

 

One-third would change jobs for a door they can shut or a work environment that has a comfortable temperature."

Source: www.gallup.com

Come on employers! Your people are voting with their feet. If you want to hire and retain the best people, give them what they want and need. 


Would you be comfortable if your employer tracked how long it’s been since you spoke to a co-worker?
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Would you be comfortable if your employer tracked how long it’s been since you spoke to a co-worker?

Some estimates say up to 15 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use sensors of some sort.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

I'm not going to answer my own question here, but I do wonder who gets to make the decisions about what's okay and what isn't. My read, based on all I've read, is that there is no "governing body" looking at this? Who should it be?


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