That so modern concept of working from home is under attack . The WSJ reports the following today:
IBM is giving thousands of its remote workers in the U.S. a choice this week: Abandon home workspaces and relocate to a regional office—or leave the company. The 105-year-old technology giant is quietly dismantling its popular decades-old remote work program, saying the change will improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work. This comes as IBM copes with 20 consecutive quarters of falling revenue and rising shareholder ire over Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s pay package. The shift is particularly surprising because IBM has been among the business world’s staunchest boosters of remote work, both for itself and its customers. The company, which has 380,000 employees, has previously boasted that more than 40% of its staff worked outside traditional offices.