Why Are We Still Wasting Gas (Petrol) Traveling To Offices
Posted by Mike Brunt at 6:53 AM
Why are we still needing to travel to offices daily? I live in Los Angeles and we have a huge traffic problem, of course we are not alone with that problem in LA. It intrigues me that after all the pontificating and rhetoric from both Obama and McCain (in the US elections) about reducing dependence on oil, the concept of telecommuting is hardly mentioned.
Recently I took a driving trip from Los Angeles to a city called Lake City in Colorado, for the record, Lake City is tranquil and the drive to it, idyllic. I had someone drive for me, most of the way and with my broadband wireless card I worked most the way there, most of the way back and also some of the time I was there; well I did want to rest some of the time. In most cases, there is absolutely no need to work at an office building and there are virtually no advantages to doing so. We spend hours sitting cars, sedentary and polluting our planet. When we get to the office, we are typically subjected to gossip and ensconced with many people with whom we have nothing in common and typically this creates banal conversation. I won't go on.
We really should be telecommuting, worldwide and I have to assume that we are not doing this more often because of the belief in some corporate cultures that cannot be trusted to produce the results we are required to produce unless we travel to an office every day.
Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this?