Monday, May 19, 2008

Smarter shedworking solutions

According to the latest report from the Work Wise UK folk to celebrate Work Wise Week, the average commuter spends almost 29 working days each year travelling to work. And London commuters have it worse - many travel more than three hours per day = 96 working days each year. It also of course costs a fortune, whacks the environment and is making us all fatter and more stressed. Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, says:
“In a world increasingly driven by the internet and mobile communications, the requirement to travel to and from work at the same time to the same place every weekday is going to look more and more old-fashioned. This, and travelling many miles to attend meetings, will be increasingly unnecessary considering the technology available, and the nature of the global market. A change to working practices, and hence travel patterns, is one of the solutions to road congestion and public transport overcrowding, and probably the only one that is achievable in the short term."
In short, we should all be shedworking.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    I couldn't agree more, although the actual numbers are amazing - 96 working days per year!

    Does make you realise that it's time working from home was given a bit of serious consideration in transport policy.