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Ep 51: Parasites or Professionals?

When change happens – and it will – if you’re in business, you need to be able to adapt – and fast. Whether it’s stock market crashes, political upheaval or pandemics, if you want to stay in business and continue to deliver to your customers, you need to be able to make changes in your service delivery and sometimes in the way you work. But Harry Triguboff the billionaire property developer and founder of Meriton, called working from home “a trend” and the people who utilise it “parasites”.

In this episode I look at his comments a little more deeply, as well as whether working from home is a productivity killer.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Resources and References:

The Daily Mail – Stuck in the Past

The Daily Telegraph – Billionaire Developer Harry Triguboff says Bosses who Allow Employees to Work from Home are Parasites

Standford Study – Does Working From Home Work?

Connect Solutions Study – Teleworkers More Productive – Even When Sick

US World and News – Telecommuting Can Boost Productivity and Job Performance