Happy 2006! Okay, so it’s been 2006 for a couple weeks now. I have been trying to finish out 2005. It just took a little longer than I expected.
I predict that this the year that Home Office Blues will take off. Why? For three reasons:
- I have pulled out of some projects that were taking up time and going nowhere.
- I can think of a lot of good important material that will fit in this space.
- There are a lot more people working at home and telecommuting.
Check out this article: http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=30&sid=668907.
Fairfax County, Virginia reached its goal of converting 20% of its eligible governmental workforce to telecommuters. This is signicant for several reasons. First, commuting in Northern Virginia sucks. (I know it sucks everywhere, but it really sucks in Northern Virginia). Second, this is a governmental organization restructuring work requirements to save taxpayer money and the environment (just look at the statistics on road usage and pollutants). Third it is a good example of how things can work in the private sector.
I think 2006 will be the year of the telecommuter and I am excited about it.