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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:Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -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 11:11:57 -0500
It may be a sign that management is struggling with managing: no
systematic process for measuring progress, keeping people accountable,
planning for the future, identifying the appropriate resources to solve
problems, etc. These are all things that are really important if you
have distributed teams and remote workers.
Alternatively, they may have a need to cut labor costs and this is the
cheapest way to effect a wide-scale layoff: if you lay people off and
you have more than 100 employees, the WARN Act says you have to give
them 60 days notice (e.g., 2 months severance pay, effectively). If you
tell people "move, or quit" -- you pay zero to those who elect to quit.
While there may be some benefits and efficiences for specific
personality types to be physically collocated, requiring it means there
will be others who will perform worse. The company, presuambly, is
hoping those individuals will quit?
On 2/10/17 7:57 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:
> 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?
Dossy Shiobara | "He realized the fastest way to change
dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com | is to laugh at your own folly -- then you http://panoptic.com/ | can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)
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