Letter: Time to escape our 1940s mentality about telework
- By John Stein Monroe
- Sep 13, 2007
The future is now. My organization is struggling with space issues. Telework is the new capital of productivity for IT organizations. And yet we are trapped in the 1940s' mentality of build a bigger building for a bigger workforce. We should spend less time managing and budgeting for space and more time managing productivity where ever it may occur. I propose a carbon credit be awarded to those organizations that can show a reduction in commuting demands placed on their employees. This credit could then be redeemed at federal small computer programs towards personal computing devices that further enable telecommuting. (Read the article here.)
John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.