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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 primary, location.

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.

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