No need to be in the of­fice if we live in a smart city

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

We live in a dig­i­tal era. We have the world lit­er­ally at our fin­ger­tips. So why are ALL jobs still pay-for­p­res­ence? ‘Pres­ence’ means you’re pay­ing more for less. Peo­ple spends hours a day chat­ting in the of­fice, play­ing on their phones, even search­ing for new jobs... and com­pa­nies let them to do it be­cause of old fash­ioned ‘pay-for­p­res­ence’ think­ing. Many jobs could be done from home with weekly meet­ings and on­line col­lab­o­ra­tion. And rather than pay­ing for a seat in a chair, em­ploy­ers set ex­pected work tar­gets (e.g. de­velop graph­ics for 2 up­com­ing ads to­day), and the em­ployee can have on­line meet­ings or do what­ever but they must and sub­mit re­quired work by the end of the day. If they want to spend the day play­ing on their phone then they lose as they do not sub­mit their work on time and re­veal that they are not ful­fill­ing their role (rather than say­ing they had been in the of­fice all day but it was too much work and em­ploy­ers be­lieve it as they saw them in the of­fice ‘work­ing’). This could also re­duce traf­fic. We live in a smart city. It is time for com­pa­nies to catch up with the times. 22nd Cen­tury Dubai

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