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  • DavidDavid
    David

    THere is no question that daily interaction and the ability to see people reduces the time and effort to communicate significantly. While email, phone, webex, etc. can all help, in person still gets things done better and more efficiently in the long run. Thank you for posting.

    February 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply
  • David G.

    It makes sense to tow the line and encourage in-person team building and collaboration. It’s also great to have a 80/20 rule much like Google and Yahoo! do. 20% to help individuals and teams take a step back out of their busy week in the weeds to collaborate, develop new ideas and strategies, or take a breath of fresh air and prepare for the week ahead.

    February 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
    • Barbara

      I think in the ever changing world – all ideas should be open to consideration. It no longer has to be all or nothing. I like the idea of scheduling your own time – whether that time be to catch up, think about something new and not tied to current business, professional development, etc. Worth exploring on an individual level as to what would you do if you gained 1/2 day in your week to continuously improve.

      February 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Barbara

    Follow up. This news has not been taken lightly and in this piece on the Today Show http://www.today.com/id/3041440/vp/50970692#50970692
    the move is viewed as antiquated and a step back for women in particular who use telecommuting to afford balance in their lives. They raise the same point of technology overcoming physical distance. The struggle continues…

    February 27, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply
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