Monday, March 28, 2011

Are the telework, telecommuting guys way behind the curve?

I have the feeling, but admittedly in some ignorance. . .  that the telework, telecommuting guys may be way behind the curve. That is, quite possibly not quite up to the challenge of the times.

Proof of that would lie in the following:

1.     Have the promoters of telework, telecommuting, distance work, etc.  succeeded over the last couple of decades of making telemobility into something that really has a critical place in the mobility mix of a substantial portion of the population of any country?

2.     How different are their recommendations and tools they are talking about and pushing today, from the mix of say a decade ago?

3.     And if there is a tool gap, a strategy gap, what should we or others be doing to remedy it so as to bring us up to the highest 21st century level of competence -- because we all do know that there is a real job to be done here.

Not to be rude. Just asking. And hoping to be surprised.

From Paris and teleworking today, yesterday and tomorrow, but feeling in my gut that I too should be doing better.

Eric Britton
Editor, World Streets

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don

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