Most people would be baffled by the assertion that the basic pattern of our working lives hasn’t changed for more than 100 years. Despite technological and sociological improvements, the last major change in the way we work took place 102 years, one month and three weeks ago.The only possible disruption to this pattern may be the growing acceptance of what we know as “telecommuting.” This presentation will briefly cover the history and current state of work, a history pockmarked by conflict, strife and alienation.Does the process of telecommuting, remote and online work have the muscle to swing business and industry into a brave new direction of commercial/industrial endeavour or is it simply new window dressing to mask the alienated workplace?
This question will be placed before the audience to share opinions and experience.
PS: Regis Yaworski taught industrial relations and negotiation to business and human resources management students at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he holds the designation of professor emeritus,
Key Take Aways
- 1. Why you hate/love your job
- 2. Why the workplace today isn't much different than it was 100 years ago
- 3. Diverse outlooks on the merits of remote work
- 4. The surprising downsides to working from home
- 5. The immense financial savings projected considering the growth of telecommuting.