Removing the last barrier to working from home

Author: Alan Mellor, almellor

You know the scene …

Yuuguu cut out and keep working from home desk sign

You: Boss – I could really use a work-from-home day next friday, we’ve got some builders coming round. I don’t want them knocking the wrong wall down, so I want to meet them.


Boss: (looks furtively at a spreadsheet that has lines and numbers but no information of any use). Huh?


You: Work from home – next Friday – me!


Boss: Oh that. It’s too difficult. IT have said no.


You: They did say no, that’s true, but then I showed them this Yuuguu thing, remember? Last team meeting? Just works across our firewall out of the box?


Boss: Hmmm, Oh. Yeah. It did, didn’t it. But … errr … it’s too expensive.


You: Unlike your two iPads I see you’ve got there. Anyway … the free trial I talked about?… and did you actually check that pricing page I sent you?


Boss: Oh .. that … ah. Yes. Well. I … well it’s just not that simple, you wouldn’t understand.


You: ( ! )


Boss: I .. errr … The Company … errr …. ‘we’ need to make sure that we could contact you, you know, if anything errr, anything err comes up, unexpectedly.


You: Tada!




And you pull out this handy Cut out and Keep Desk Sign we are giving you AT NO COST!


Simply:



And leave on your desk, where everyone can see it. The perfect marriage of low tech and high. The perfect compromise between remote work and availability.

At last – the final barrier to remote work at your office removed.

Until next week, At your service pulling down tiresome arguments against remote work -

Al

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