The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home
Three months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down offices, corporate America has concluded that working from home is working out. Many employees will be tethered to Zoom and Slack for the rest of their careers, their commute accomplished in seconds.

Richard Laermer has some advice for all the companies rushing pell-mell into this remote future: Don’t be an idiot.

A few years ago, Mr. Laermer let the employees of RLM Public Relations work from home on Fridays. This small step toward telecommuting proved a disaster, he said. He often couldn’t find people when he needed them. Projects languished...
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RSK: Like anything too much of a good thing may not be all that good for many...when you start talking to your dogs and they answer back....well, Ken can attest to that as well.

Ken Notes: I can, and the dogs definitely talk back. There will be successes and failures in the work from home market. And just a note from my consulting days, the problems will often be in how employees are "managed" not how they preform. Also you must do a personality survey on every employee to see in which environment they will preform best...



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