TR Audio Edition: The Future of Offices

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Businesses are becoming more flexible about office hours and telecommunicating. Is the office itself on the way out? Blogger and telecommuter Jay Manifold joins us to discuss.

About Our Guest

Jay Manifold is an IT project manager at Sprint, where he has worked since 1989.  He has telecommuted regularly for the past 5 years.  Jay is based in  Kansas City, Missouri.  He formerly blogged at A Voyage to Arcturus and blogs now when the mood strikes, at Chicago Boyz.

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Our music is Semi-Funk by Kevin MacLeod

3 Comments

  1. 2011-07-27 16:37:19

    ShellyBelly, I have been on a few video conferences. I am still unsatisfied with the experience. To summarize my point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rhDwk4aExs&feature=related

  2. 2011-07-27 15:56:03

    Redneck is right, people need face to face communications. Maybe offices will only get smaller so that people can get together for meetings sometimes. Or what if video conferencing becomes the new way we have face to face communications?

  3. 2011-07-27 15:13:13

    Redneck makes the primetime! Thank you for discussing my thoughts on telecommuting. It scares me a little (probably because I am older) but what scares me more is that Jay considers Instant Messaging a less intrusive communications tool. I guess you can switch it off, but you also do the same with a phone (not answer) or a meeting (not turn up). Anything that removes the human contact is cost effective (in any business scenario) but let me ask this: When was the last time you were on call-waiting at a 1800# and wished you could have the customer service rep right next to you? I would suggest most of the time. Face to face contact is still, and always will be, important.

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