Do we need to be in the office nine ’til five? Or at all for that matter?

It’s this sort of questioning that brought success to the Brazilian company Semco, whose CEO Ricardo Semler cut out offices, management, job titles and business plans altogether, in favour of the employee’s freedom to do their job on their own terms.

With iphones, video conferencing, ubiquitous wifi and cloud computing, the office is more useful as a social arena than as a workplace. And – as spaces like the Hub demonstrate – the people you meet there don’t even need to be your colleagues.

via Working hours? They are just so last season. | Forum For The Future / Dr Lucy Gilliam.

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