Episode 4

The compadre of telework

In the 70's when Jack Nilles, having previously helped with lunar missions with NASA, was asked to help reduce traffic congestion in California he laid out a plan for remote working. If we could communicate data to people in the moon why did we need to people to come to the office. Why couldn't they access it at remote sites in the suburbs?

Since, his work has proven 'teleworking' to be an effective and valued part of hybrid working solutions. However, the barriers to implementation are rarely, if ever, technological or economic: they are cultural, often specifically managerial, and always have been. Despite this, tried and tested change methodologies can overcome these challenges. Now, more than ever, we need to embrace the many benefits of teleworking, not just for organisational and personal gain, but also as part of our strategies to address the climate emergency.

Learn more

Jack’s monthly blog
The Telecommunications-Transportation Tradeoff book
Managing Telework book
'The original hybrid workers can teach us how to do it right' Wired article

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