“Work is no longer a place, but an activity people do"
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 09, 2012
What does work mean to you? Is it a necessary evil? Perhaps it’s the reason you get out of bed in the morning with a spring in your step? It may mean many things to many people, although according to Kim DeCarlis, a VP of Corporate Marketing, its definition in our common vocabulary is rapidly evolving.
“Work is no longer a place, for many people, but an activity they do, in many cases, just about anywhere,” explained DeCarlis.
“Offices used to be where people went to work. But that’s changing, too. People want to do what they want to do when they want to do it.”
Entrepreneur Marc Stoiber is at the forefront of the movement calling for employers to confront this issue, empowering them to take the lead away from traditional working practises.
“As technology evolves to make the office more obsolete, it’s going to result in massive changes - and massive opportunities,” wrote Stoiber in a recent blog.
“Working offsite is still a relatively new, exotic idea in most companies. Instead of demanding 9 to 5 day, the likes of DeCarlis see smart companies incentivizing employees based on measured objectives. This enables workers to plan their days around tasks and outcomes (not times), and intersperse job activity with life activity.”
On the flipside movements have started to stop the demands placed on workers from out of hours emails, with some arguing that new flexible working practices negatively impacts productivity in the long term.
So where do you stand, how would you like to see your work life evolve? Let us know...