Is it distrust of workers that you can't watch?
Is it a desire to have a cohesive company culture?
Is it an honest belief that workers need an office environment to be productive?
Is it just tradition?
As usual, I don't have any answers. Just questions. I hope that most people don't work for a boss that distrusts them. And I really appreciate a desire to have a company culture (but I would argue that not many people know how to achieve it). I can also understand that some people focus better on their job when they are removed from the distractions in their home.
But I suspect that tradition plays a major part in it. Let's face it, the major enabler of working remotely, the Internet, is still very new. And high-speed Internet in the home is still just a dream in many parts of the United States. It's going to take a while before working from non-office locations becomes "normal" in the minds of business decision-makers.
And let's not forget that many jobs don't make sense for remote work (yet).
- Automotive technicians
- Pastry chefs
I am working from home when I make these comics. But I'm not a good example of anything.
|Amphibian.com comic for 15 May 2015|