I am very pleased that Capital Magazine, based in Dubai, has just published the second installment of an article that Charlie Grantham and I wrote about organizational resistance to Distributed Work – and what to do about it.
The article, “How Come Distributed Work is Still the Next Big Thing?“, appears in the February issue. It’s available online, though free registration is required.
This version of the article is actually a revision and update to a three-part series that ran in our own Future of Work Agenda newsletter a couple of years ago – available as downloadable pdf reprints here (Part One), here (Part Two), and here (Part Three).
We’re pleased at the continuing attention this issue is getting. It can’t be said often enough: there are very real – and completely understandable – reasons why so many organizations resist adopting distributed/flexible work arrangements. But there’s also a highly compelling business case for moving into the “work anywhere” world of the 21st century.
Why do you think resistance to an obviously more productive and more attractive way of working is so prevalent?