About the Book “The Office is Closed”
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”.
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.