Saturday, April 19, 2008

Work Unteathered

The Economist has an interesting series on how some companies and their employees deal with themselves being largely "virtual" without physical offices and also how this is changing how new offices are being designed. More here on how technology is allowing us to become more nomadic. While pretty cool, it's probably important to recognize how and why these changes are happening - that work itself is changing - from what used to be shuffling paper, skills of interpreting, analyzing and transforming information are more valuable. Whether unstructured environments and the reduced costs support and augment these higher value activities will decide if this is a trend or a fad.

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