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The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line by Nanette Fondas, Joan Blades

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Chapter 4. VIRTUALLY PERFECT: The Promises of Remote Work

Imagine a future in which a whole generation of Americans "go to work" by padding in stocking-feet to well-equipped rooms in their homes, booting up their computers, and joining their coworkers online. They might videoconference with a client in the morning, submit a final draft of a report on a secured server in the afternoon, and, before logging off for the day, send a series of instant messages to a colleague who's falling behind on a deadline. These workers groan at stories of their elders' hour-long bumper-to-bumper commutes, the equivalent of "I walked three miles in the snow just to get to school" of our own grandparents. You've just imagined the virtual work generation, a generation ...

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