This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 15, 2013

5 Articles to Read this Weekend

The office is dying – get ready for Bring Your Own Workplace (BYOW)
Yahoo’s ban on working from home put the spotlight on flexible work arrangements and the growing trend of employees working remotely, often thanks to mobile technologies and cloud services. The terms “telework” or “remote work” may conjure up thoughts of people working at home or in the local Starbucks, or the image of business travelers turning airport waiting areas, planes, and hotel rooms into office replacements … CITEworld

Survey: Americans say telecommuting works
A large majority of Americans believe telecommuting is a good idea for both workers and employers, but there is a significant minority who have doubts about the practice. A poll of 1,000 Americans conducted by independent research firm ORC International found that 65% of those questioned believe those working at home work productively, but 29% believe they spend most of their time “goofing off.” … CNN Money

Practical Work-From-Home Policies That Actually Work
The dust is beginning to settle around Marissa Mayer’s infamous Yahoo lockdown. Now it’s time to begin putting together a comprehensive strategy that works for your company. Now that the dust has settled a bit about Marissa Meyer’s controversial “no working from home” policy at Yahoo, I thought I’d weigh in. Many companies provide work-from-home options. Employees love it. But many managers struggle with it … climate

Changing Office Trends Hold Major Implications for Future Office Demand
Pioneered by Tech Firms in California, Communal Workspace Model Becoming More Mainstream Among Big Office Firms. Perhaps just as the inevitable disappearance of music, video and books stores should have been foreseen at the onset of a digitized connected world, so too should the commercial real estate industry start taking a hard look at changes occurring in the office market … CoStar Group

Job Creation Needed To Boost Commercial Real Estate
Nearly four years after the Great Recession officially ended, most U.S. office real estate markets lack the job creation required to soak up excess space. This remains the case even as franchises and service industries show signs of growth that could fuel demand for industrial and retail space, as some markets enjoy tech and energy booms and as Labor Department data show initial jobless claims near a five-year low … Investors Business Daily

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