This Wednesday night I picked up my parents from the airport who are on an India wide holiday trip and while I was on my way back to home, we were discussing the bad traffic situation on Bangalore roads(it took us 1 hour to reach from bangalore airport to my house~8 kms).
And then discussion turned out that it’s not just Bangalore but every city in India or outside which is having these traffic qualms.
So it gave a birth to another discussion. I mentioned that it used to take me 40 minutes to travel from BTM Layout in Bangalore to my Wipro office on Hosur road which was exactly 4.5 kms away. The situation is even worse in Mumbai and many such cities.
So what’s the solution? Well I put forward an idea that let’s not go to our office, so we will not have to face the traffic. And the traffic will automatically decrease. Obviously I do not mean that stop working. But what I mean is work from home.
In today’s world, what’s needed to do your job, mostly a PC, Internet connection and a phone? So, you can have most of it at your home and you can start working from home. Is this, what is going to happen in the future? Are offices of tomorrow going to be your homes?
I mean it makes perfect sense, you can work from home and for any collaborative activity you can go the office if needed.
And BTW I was reading another interesting post and say a very interesting video of a Truly Mobile Office. So now you can give 3 cheers for good health and a healthy business!