January 2012

Media coverage of Future Work

Alison Maitland's picture

We've had lots of media interest in Future Work from countries including the US, UK, Germany and Italy. You can see the reviews, interviews and other articles by clicking here or going to the "Media coverage" link at the top of this page.

Anywhere Working web portal

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The UK government-backed Anywhere Working Consortium has launched a web portal "helping organisations to adopt more flexible working practices". The consortium includes Business in the Community, Microsoft, Nokia, Nuffield, Regus and Vodafone  and has the support of the Trades Union Congress. Its aim, like that of our book, is to reinvent the way we work to make businesses more productive and efficient, reduce damage to the environment and increase individual well-being.

Has the office had its day?

Alison Maitland's picture

Happy New Year! The Economist this week reports on the trend for “co-working” – an alternative to home or traditional office that provides mobile workers with facilities to work and collaborate remotely. It concludes that this does not signal “the end of the conventional office”. While we agree there’s life in the office yet, its role is undoubtedly changing.

Work is what you do not where you go

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A survey released recently by Microsoft in the USA asked questions about the impact of telework on people's jobs. The majority of respondents were from Government with only 20% representing the private sector.

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