Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, CIO.com ran an article about flexible work schedules. The article specifically mentioned Cisco's tele-work program and the productivity gains Cisco has seen, documented in this Boston College Sloan Work and Family Research Network report. The article primarily focuses on negotiation strategies for employees that want to create a flexible work schedule with their managers.
New Yorkers could have an easier time negotiating a flexible work schedule after today's and tomorrow's taxi driver strike in New York City. Although the number of taxi drivers on strike is subject to conflicting reports, the bottom line is that people can be more productive by not sacrificing time to variables of commuting, regardless of whether the delays are man-made or not. For more information, go to www.webex.com/go/avoid_traffic