The Ziglar, Inc., offices have been run traditionally for over 30 years now.
What if we started remote officing?
Our current lease is up in December.
What if we cut our space needs by 50% or 75%?
What if, when you called the office, the phone rang in the right person’s home office? Would you care?
What if people came into the office one or two times a week instead of five?
What if we had more company meetings and social gatherings, not fewer? What if people came to the office only to work together and share updates and critical information?
What if there were standard “office days” and everyone scheduled their smaller team meetings on these days?
What if we were very purposeful and strategic about company communication?
What if we created a company social network with a common place for people to share updates and news and ideas?
What if our team members saved 50% on gas and enjoyed an extra three hours a week because of no longer commuting?
What if people who didn’t have the discipline to work this way just were not a fit for the company anymore?
What if going to the office was a rare treat rather than a Monday morning have-to?
What are the downsides?
Please leave your comments, short or long! I am especially interested to know if you are currently home officing and what pitfalls you can advise us to avoid. We know it’s not possible for every person to remote office, but what if…
(Check out The Great Shift for more thoughts)