Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

My Definition: OFB= An OLD FASHIONED BOSS who needs to get out of the way and let the “kids” of today take over and change the world. Who thought my reviled OFB (see all my articles on telecommuting dating back to…..hmmmm, 1990!!) would look like that? Truthfully, I had in mind old people like myself:  Wrinkled, set in their ways, backwards, ready to face retirement … Continue reading Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework

This is 2012…. There are any number of jobs that can use any number of remote access technologies (from ubiquitous high-speed Internet access to document application sharing to video conferencing to IP voice to plain old email…and everything in between) that allow employees to TELECOMMUTE / TELEWORK effectively, efficiently, and productively…….from virtually anywhere. Why is it not happening? Well….for one there are still those Old Fashioned … Continue reading SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework

Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting ?

  YIKES!  That title irritates the living daylights out of me….   “Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting?”  I ran across an article today with that title. How WRONG is that?  Companies should ENCOURAGE telecommuting because: 1. It increases employee productivity. 2. It helps companies meet GREEN initiatives. 3. Telecommuting (or coworking) employees are HAPPIER employees. 4. Telecommuting saves the EMPLOYEE time and money (and damn … Continue reading Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting ?

Telecommuting, Coworking and the Environment

I am going to start “blogging” more on the AltamontCowork site starting….NOW !  🙂 Since coworking is GREEN, I will concentrate on blogs talking about telecommuting, coworking, and the environment. Watch it in 240p if it is breaking up (old trailer) To kick it off, watch the above video by Leonardo DiCaprio….it is simply awesome and should help set the tone for future blog posts. … Continue reading Telecommuting, Coworking and the Environment

Virtual Work in the Year 2004

Virtual Work in the Year 2004 by Mike Pihlman Published in Applied Business teleCommunications “View of the Desktop” Newsletter, in August 1995. If you are old enuf, Applied Business teleCommunications were the folks who put on “TeleCon” at the time the worlds largest conference on videoconferencing, audioconferencing and collaboration. The year is 2004 and you are video-commuting from your beach front home in Malibu as … Continue reading Virtual Work in the Year 2004