GigEconomy for Environment Sustainability

A snapshot in the context of USA…“Roughly a quarter of full-time employees in the US work from home for at least part of an average day, according to federal records,” says Nuwer. “If the trend extends so that 25 percent spend half the workweek telecommuting, then some big savings are in store, estimates Global Workplace Analytics, a research and consulting group.”

Source: http://business.inquirer.net/235703/benefits-working-home

Look at the stats: “$170 billion saved by businesses in real estate costs, $466 billion worth of work gained through increased productivity, up to $7,000 saved by individuals on work-related costs (such as transportation and dry cleaning), two to three weeks of free time gained by workers spared their commute, 51 million tons of greenhouse gases reduced by taking cars off the road.”
….highlights the broader points.

A rising share of employees now regularly engage in working from home (WFH), but there are concerns this can lead to ‘‘shirking from home.’’ We report the results of a WFH experiment at Ctrip, a 16,000-employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency. Call center employees who volunteered to WFH were randomly assigned either to work from home or in the office for nine months. Home working led to a 13% performance increase, of which 9% was from work- ing more minutes per shift (fewer breaks and sick days) and 4% from more calls per minute (attributed to a quieter and more convenient working environment). Home workers also reported improved work satisfaction, and their attrition rate halved, but their promotion rate conditional on performance fell. Due to the success of the experiment, Ctrip rolled out the option to WFH to the whole firm and allowed the experimental employees to reselect between the home and office. Interestingly, over half of them switched, which led to the gains from WFH almost doubling to 22%. This highlights the benefits of learning and selection effects when adopting modern management practices like WFH. An interesting read at https://people.stanford.edu/nbloom/sites/default/files/wfh.pdf

Connect with Shashidhar Bhat to learn more about GigEconomy  at 98711 07526.

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Shashidhar is a social entrepreneur and small business advisor. Prior to getting into his own venture greenworkforce.in , he worked rigorously in ICT domain for almost twenty years introducing internet, messaging and networking technologies to the industry verticals on consulting approach. He has worked for Indian and multi national companies at various capacities adding values to their businesses. He has attended Engineering in Computer Science from Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, India during 1988-92 Work Profile: Shashidhar caters to the segment of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ( MSME) aligning their business needs with the global technology advancements. He is the witness of fast paced computing and mobile technology advancements on one side and their impacts on transforming business processes on the other side. The challenge is to make sure that every dollar the client invested on ICT is done wisely. Starting his career with days of Intel based PC running DOS , he is now delivering sophisticated solutions like Voice Over IP (VoIP), Unified Communications, Video on Demand, Messaging, Internet Security, IP Networking, Web Standards and Cloud Infrastructure. While the ICT remains his forte, Shashidhar advises MSME clients on their growth prospects, especially, Marketing, Sales, MIS & Training. He has great insights into the industry verticals like Education, Automobile, Retail, Financial Services, Manufacturing, IT / IT Enabled Services, Defense and Government sectors.

7 thoughts on “GigEconomy for Environment Sustainability

  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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    Why don’t we make sapling centre ,and can motivate garden farming terrace farmin

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  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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    We need to share info, videos on how to start making sapling, and even can conduct classes .

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  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    GigEconomy model would work.. don’t think of new infra, any operational overhead at this point in time

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  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    I have been planning for gardening channel, but need a team , so we can concept ualize ideas and monthly meet

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  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    It’s a good idea and I think we should organise a seminar in this regard.

    And our first mission should be to make Delhi green sothat people in all areas can breath fresh air and enjoy rain

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  • mm
    August 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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    May be we can use whatsapp as collaboration platform to connect donors with environmental activists.

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