Bangalore’s Work-Life Balance
I was at a forum recently where we were discussing how technology can help bring about changes to work-life balance.
We were discussing of several options like mobile phones, laptops, broadband connectivity, WiMax, etc. One may think that these things are applicable only for techies.
But, in the long run when everything becomes computerized, I would not be surprised if our government clerks process their files sitting at home or a banker sanctions your home loan from his home :-)
Quick technology adoption coupled with policy changes needs to be done to promote mobile workforce. This is important in a city like Bangalore, where traffic is a major pain. The following few years, when the city plans to upgrade its infrastructure, a lot of pain is in store for its citizens during the transition. So, the move has to be real quick! At least, let us start with the techies as e-governance is still at its early stages.
My office encourages work from home by providing a laptop, paying the internet connectivity charges and providing a mobile phone from which you can access your office mails. But still, we have to be physically present in office for five days a week.
When will this policy change, so that you can report to be “on duty” even from home?
How mobile ready is your office? How will such a move affect the work-life balance?