Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Do You Dare?

I have refrained from any "start the new year right" style posts because frankly, it's a little bit silly (unless you're talking about financial stuff, in which case it really is a new tax year and you can start doing things now to make April 2009 better for you...but I digress).

Today is Wednesday. It is not the start of some grand new adventure in which you will lose twenty pounds, climb a mountain, and change the world, any more than last Wednesday was.

However, I wonder: Is this the year we all dare to ask traditional workplaces to let us telecommute one or two days a week? Do you dare to read your company's telecommuting policies and determine how you could engineer what you do to enable you to do it in slippers? If you are a manager, do you put aside your fears of non-stop Sports Center-watching to let your most valuable employees enjoy some productive flexibility? Do we decide to stop slow-tracking those who use existing flexible work arrangement programs and actually promote people who consistently deliver great results from wherever they may be working?

Gosh, I hope so.

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