Location independent working. Remote working. Mobile
It goes by many names, but the principle
is similar: the new information and communication technologies
(ICT) enables work to be undertaken from from places which
previously were thought to be not practicable.
In this section of Flexibility we're
building up a selection of case studies showing flexible
location work in action.
Telework at Nortel Networks
We present a case study - both corporate and personal - of
teleworking at a company that has some 12, 000 teleworkers. It's
kind of comforting when people who want to get the rest of us to
be more flexible do it themselves, and on such a grand scale.
Kind of like architects who live in houses they've built, or
physicians who heal themselves, perhaps.
Case studies in "sustainable
How sustainable is telework? We report on the first findings of
a European project that is measuring the economic, environmental
and social benefits of telework. Includes particular focus on BT
(British telecom) and BAA (British Airports Authority) at
in the sun: the Crete telework Network
Want to go on holiday - but also stay effectively in touch? The Crete
telework Network may have the answer.
These ones are ageing a bit now, but
are nonetheless instructive:
UK MP and former party leader Paddy Ashdown writes about how
teleworking helped him to be more effective in his work
A teleworking scheme has brought significant benefits
Digital Finland : Office
of the Future
In some respects a "golden
oldie" now, but it highlights many of the important issues
involved in flexible officing. Shame they closed it - but
Digital, once a pioneer in the digital age, is no more.
Council : Trading Standards
A good example of how the mileage of a
highly mobile workforce can be reduced and efficiency increased
St Luke's: Radical office
redesign for advertising company
Using space to promote creativity