I am used to have several tabs open in my browser, probably my maximum of tabs and windows open at the same time has been around 3 windows with 22 tabs each. If you are one of those users you really want programmer to use the fav icon to help you visually to find their site back.
The digital world and the role that apps are playing For many of us, mobile apps are part of our daily lives; as a technology lover I am very happy they are here as many of them deliver small bits and … Continue reading →
The power of IT Information technology is an important enabler of action for every company. Technology can be used to: Information technology is not only a tool for enabling and coordinating the organization, IT technology has a significant impact in … Continue reading →
Managing remote workers Working remotely presents some unique management challenges. If you are a project manager for a group of remote workers, you must trust your team members to get their jobs done because you cannot drop by their desks … Continue reading →
Thinking in Dimensions In 2002 I was working for IBM at Shell, we developed for them a B2B ecommerce platform based on websphere. The system was build for distributors to buy fuels and bitumen based on the stock price of that … Continue reading →
Seems we are all figuring out what we should do with so many digital spaces to be social 😉 being Google + one of them. While I believe that the features that offer Google + are great, I also surprise myself in … Continue reading →
Crowdsourcing is a term that often comes along, many people asks themselves, what is it exactly?, well crowdsourcing is basically outsourcing to the crowds. According to Wikipedia , “Crowdsourcing is the act of sourcing tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals to … Continue reading →
If you are curious to know where this initiative is coming from then read further:
The RSA: an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
Founded in a coffee shop in Covent Garden in 1754, the RSA has a wealth of notable achievements and Fellows in its 250-year history.
Their funders – Trusts, Foundations, local authorities and public bodies . Their projects want to combine radical new thinking with practical action to deliver positive social change and help people to fulfil their potential.
Partly because of environmental concerns, some corporations encourage employees to work from home. This leads to:
reductions in travel time
higher employee satisfaction
optimization of office space, if flex desks are created (flex desks are desk environments created so that any employee can work there with a minimum set up time, that means that you create an environments where none has his/her own desk. Tables and chairs should be easily adjustable, power supply should be easy to reach, telefones should allow log in etc…)
lower health insurance costs (this is due to the decrease of “illness” % )
lower costs for workers
lower child care expenses
Studies say that productivity rises by 10% to 20% when people telecommute up to 3 days a week.
From IBM 320,000 employees, 25% telecommute, which leads to an anual savings of 700$ million in real estate costs alone.
AT&T estimates that it saves 550$ million annually as a result of telecommuting.
MCKesson reported the highest job satisfaction in 2007, 1000 nurses worked from home. (telenursing)