Teleworkin' It
These Are Not the Telecommuters You Are Looking For
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  • Jim__L

    One problem with this approach is that of the intergenerational transfer of knowledge.

    Teleworkers frequently try to get out of the office so as not to be interrupted by coworkers with questions. The problem is, since training budgets (like large-scale R&D) have largely disappeared from American corporations, these informal sessions are the only way younger workers now get face time to learn their trade.

    VM is 100% correct — if this is the future of telework, the future for America looks decidedly less bright.

  • free_agent

    I suspect it depends greatly on the distribution of types of work. The knowledge worker can telework far more easily than the in-person service worker.

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