Three invisible things in Finnish planning II: multi-locality

Press/Media: Social media activity

Description

The development of information technology has greatly increased the possibilities of working outside the main office: at home, in various contemporary urban offices, during transportation in trains and buses, and in public and semi-public spaces like libraries and coffee shops. The employers, in turn, have noticed that it makes no sense to rent and maintain large office spaces with low occupancy rates; instead, the workers are profiled according to their mobility, and the mobile ones are not allowed to keep rooms or even permanent desks. Work is thus becoming mobile both inside and outside of the office. For the mobile workers, there is no longer only one workplace but a number of alternative workplaces, only some of which are intentionally designed for this purpose.

Period5 Feb 2017

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleBEMINE blog
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBEMINE blog
    Media typeWeb
    CountryFinland
    Date05/02/2017
    DescriptionThe development of information technology has greatly increased the possibilities of working outside the main office: at home, in various contemporary urban offices, during transportation in trains and buses, and in public and semi-public spaces like libraries and coffee shops. The employers, in turn, have noticed that it makes no sense to rent and maintain large office spaces with low occupancy rates; instead, the workers are profiled according to their mobility, and the mobile ones are not allowed to keep rooms or even permanent desks. Work is thus becoming mobile both inside and outside of the office. For the mobile workers, there is no longer only one workplace but a number of alternative workplaces, only some of which are intentionally designed for this purpose.
    URLbemine.fi/three-invisible-things-in-finnish-planning-multi-locality/
    PersonsKimmo Lapintie

Keywords

  • multi-locality, telework, distance work