R U with or against teleworking? Digital Talk KTV-2 March 2013
Teleworking?O It means giving the employees the freedom to work and produce from anywhere and at any time.
With vs AgainstO While Yahoo and Google have taken a stance against teleworking,O Intel and Microsoft have come out in full support of the issue.
QuestionO Should businesses rethink their approach on allowing employees to work outside of the office?
TechnologyO As technology advancements make working away from the desk much easier, teleworking seems like the way of the future.
GoogleO Google caters lunch for staff every day at the office, only as an idea with ulterior motive.O They do it because they want to keep employees in the office and at their desks.
Google ReasonO Google thinks it is important for their employees to be able to see each other in the office to share new and innovative ideas.
Yahoo ReasonO Yahoos recent ban on teleworking : Staff that work away from the office being perceived as not as productive due to the lack of supervision.
Federal Government StandO The Federal government has been a big supporter of teleworking. Even startups are getting together and working outdoors these days. Is freeing employees from their cubicle prisons really all that bad?
Size MattersO With over 91,500 employees around the world and a robust bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program, Intel is a big supporter of remote working.
Intel ReasonO The more Intel can accommodate for peoples lifestyles, the better, and if we can provide them with tools to work effectively wherever they are, we will.O Around 85 percent of Intels staff work from a mobile device, be it notebooks or tablets
Microsoft PerspectiveO We expect people to get their jobs done, not that they need to be at a particularly place, or do it at a particular time,O When youre looking at global organisations, finding ways to connect people so there is a sense of community among those people is really important.
QuestionO How many of you think that people work harder simply because they are being watched?
ConclusionO Ideas can flourish in group environments, But when mobile devices, complete are at the disposal of companies willing to trust their employees to work effectively from anywhere in the world, this would definitely increase productivity.