The movement is toward more and more remote work. The LEED credits for certification have a category which rewards developers and property owners for community planning which facilitates less traffic.
Yet, IBM has made its move to yank its telecommuters back to brick & mortar. That means more traffic. And more stress for those forced back to the rat race of commuting.
The reason for that, contends IBM, is to generate more collaboration. Duh.
There is plenty of technology which facilitates brainstorming as well as detailed "edits" of a strategy, proposal or manuscript to be published. No surprise, influential Bloomberg hammers this decision by IBM.
Currently, IBM is in distress. Its financial performance has disappointed investors, including Warren Buffett. Its new businesses aren't replacing the level of revenue which its legacy products and services had generated.
Has this distress triggered this puzzling decision to come down on telecommuting? We recall that at distressed Yahoo, then head Marissa Mayer made the same move. Now there is no more Yahoo.
Reflection: Will there be no more IBM?
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