Is your corporate identity reliant on a big central office where you expect everyone to work? Is your managerial identity dependent on directing employees who sit round you in their cubicles? Is your employee identity inextricably linked to suiting up for the daily trek to the office?
If so, Fred Pilot’s short and readable manifesto will show you why a radically different approach to managing knowledge work in the twenty-first century can help you not just contain costs but increase productivity and even secure your future.
Drawing on a weight of evidence and decades of experience, he challenges everything from the ill-health epidemic caused by long commutes and office hours, to the irony that the Silicon Valley hub of transformative technology endures massive traffic congestion, and to the usefulness of organizational charts and workplace wellness programs. A great addition to the growing literature on the transformation of work and what it means for us all.
Alison Maitland, co-author of Future Work (www.futureworkbook.com)
This is a terrific and succinct read of the tipping point of the information economy regarding where when and how we work.
(Full Amazon.com review here)
Michael Shear, President, Broadband Planning Initiative
Last Rush Hour highlights the most disruptive change in the workplace since the initial time of Taylorism. The author raises all the right issues: how mobile tools are changing the workplace landscape, how organizations are reluctant to change, but also why the change is ineluctable. He touches on a few interesting paradoxes, such as few large technology companies , who invented the tools that support mobility and decentralized work, but seem to be lagging WRT empowering their own organization with remote and distributed work. Probably not for long…
Laurent Dhollande, CEO, Pacific Workplaces