If telecommuting keeps growing, and everyone starts using all the mobile technology, aren't offices going to disappear entirely?
If they do, it will surprise and shock almost everyone. The office as
we know it might disappear - that is, if we define it as a place that
everyone must come to for doing their office work. I think we're still
going to have some kind of offices for a long, long time - the difference
is that the design and layout will change. Also, we will increasingly see
offices as just one of many possible places to work - not the only, or
Remember, too, that while telecommuting is absolutely wonderful for the
right person in the right job, it can be absolutely horrible for the wrong
person, or even for the right person in the wrong job. Any attempts to
make telecommuting mandatory - and to close down offices entirely - are
likely to backfire.