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An average commuter loses the equivalent of 9 days a year
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An average commuter loses the equivalent of 9 days a year

"Roughly a quarter of American commutes are less than 15 minutes one way. On the other hand, nearly 17 percent of us have commutes that are 45 minutes or longer. And the prevalence of these long commutes -- and of really, really long commutes -- is growing."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

The author cites Census data showing 4.4% of the workforce worked primarily at home in 2014 but that actually includes the self-employed. Employee-only telework (at least half-time) has grown more than 100% since 2005 and currently accounts for 2.8% of the workforce. Our estimate is that another 20% to 30% of the workforce telecommutes less regularly. Those are the folks we need to convince to skip the commute more frequently.


Schools teaching kids how to work remotely- a great way to prepare the future workforce
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Schools teaching kids how to work remotely- a great way to prepare the future workforce

A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note.

Source: www.edweek.org

I wouldn't want to see full-time virtual schooling at the primary school level unless there was a serious replacement for the social aspects of education, but working remotely is definitely a skill they need to learn.


Think you saved money with your open plan office? Think again.
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Think you saved money with your open plan office? Think again.

According to the New Yorker magazine, approximately 70% of all offices
now have an open floor plan rather than traditional private offices. Has
this massive redeployment of office space actually saved money?

Source: business.linkedin.com

This guy is singing my song. My version is that an employee's entire occupancy cost can be completely offset by an increase in productivity of just 8 minutes a day. Open plan isn't all bad, so long as there is plenty of other types of spaces available for group or individual work.


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