How adoption of virtual offices combined with workflow and system architecture improvements can help remote workers.
A few years ago Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer of Microsoft UK, published his ideas on his philosophy of “Flexible Work” in his book Business Reimagined. His thoughts, which you can watch in a captivating RSA Animated short video here, center around the basic idea of empowering employees to choose the best location in which to perform their work. This doesn’t just mean working from home, either -- although home can potentially be the best place depending on the type of work. For those tasks that require a minimal level of distraction, or for which the employee needs an environment conducive to deep-thinking or meditation, a home kitchen or a library are excellent retreats.