42+1 Interview with Robert Lavigne and Mark Ashford on “The Office is Closed- Work Remote – Work from Home. How, and Why”

About the Book “The Office is Closed”

Organizations are increasingly challenged by unparalleled competition and looking for ways to be more productive, flexible, and cost effective.

Real estate represents a cost that is continually increasing, but the value of which is declining. Real estate represents location dependence, in order to work and carry out tasks; employees commute from home to the location every day, increasing the organizations carbon footprint.

In response to these challenges organizations are increasingly shrinking their real estate portfolios, and leveraging Unified Communications and Collaboration Software tools to create location independent, “technology mediated, work environments”.

These environments allow remote, or home working, and new team formats such as High Performance Teams to improve productivity, and performance.

Employees win with remote or home working, they no longer suffer through commutes that equate to lost time, effort, stress, and cost, all factors on the negative side of the work / life balance.

This eBook looks at these challenges and responses, and how to implement an effective remote work/work from home strategy. Organizations need to plan thoroughly, and carefully, but above all, employees must understand and buy in to the initiative to make it a success. To be successful employees need training and support, management must know how to monitor, and mentor, employees they may rarely see.

42+1 Interview with Robert Lavigne and Mark Ashford on Virtual Offices (Part 1)

42+1 Interview with Robert Lavigne and Mark Ashford on Virtual Offices (Part 2)