On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Wendy Fischer wrote:
> 1) Do you have a situation where you have a flexible schedule and the
> ability to WFH a couple of days a week with your employer?
I think (especially based on Tamella's response to this) it's a mistake
to narrowly frame this as "WFH" - work from home.
It's been years since I've seen a large company that didn't have teams
composed of people geographically disbursed across the entire globe.
Conference calls, email, chat, all connect Silicon Valley, Boise, Hong
Kong, Darmstadt, Singapore, London, Boston, Boulder. Employees,
working all over, not in one monolithic complex.
So if those people can all work together, it's more properly referred to
as Work From Anywhere :-)
Sure, face to face is good sometimes. But I'm currently engaged in a
full-time contract with a large Silicon Valley company. Yesterday I was
working on an issue with 3 people via Skype chat: one somewhere in
the Valley (not in an office), one who is at various times in LA, Portland,
Sydney, etc. -- I don't know where he was yesterday -- and I was in
the passenger seat of a vehicle crossing the Salt Flats in Utah on the
way to Colorado with my wife for a weekend art show. WFA.
Computers and networks make location largely irrelevant. Companies
that haven't figured that out are dinosaurs.