Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Telecommuting Is The Greener Alternative
Here is a brief item about the value of telecommuting as a weapon against global warming. As the author says, "The bottom line is that either the environment is, or isn't, a problem. If it is, and if governments are serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and smog-causing pollutants, they will ban all but essential travel." Global warming is real, and it's about time we overruled the objections of corporate management to working by email, modem and cellphone. When you come to think of it, most reluctance to telecommuting is based on an outmoded approach to management that may have been appropriate to overseeing unskilled day laborers, but is downright insulting in a workaday world populated by self-starting professionals who can do their jobs with little supervision. The vain and unnecessary tyranny of on-site management and the internal combustion engine are both anachronisms we must leave behind if we expect our civilization to survive.
"IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT TELECOMMUTING" from Globe And Mail