As I’ve told you before on this blog, I am a full time telecommuter. In order to be most efficient in my job, I use many of Cisco’s technologies, from Cisco WebEx online meetings to Cisco TelePresence to create facetime with my coworkers, to collaborate on projects, and to be a fully participating member of my team, even while I’m not physically in the office. Earlier this week, I was in a meeting with colleagues in Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. We covered a variety of topics in 90 minutes, and no one had to travel, either via car or airplane. It was amazingly quick, easy, and we were able to move on with our work rather than grab a tedious, productivity-robbing, red-eye to get back home.
I was encouraged to hear that Emma Duncan, deputy editor at The Economist, recently moderated a panel discussion on “Thriving in a Clean Economy” with WWF Climate Savers to discuss how companies are finding innovative solutions to combat climate change and secure our energy future while increasing their respective bottom lines. One of the ways that companies can do this is to enable their workforce (people like me) to work from home or from a remote office by offering the types of technologies I have mentioned above. Listen to what Ms. Duncan says about productivity and the positive environmental impact of such technologies.
Cisco is hosting a series of events such as “Thriving in a Clean Economy” and encourages your participation by attending the webinars, listening to them after they’ve taken place, and/or submitting ideas through the company’s Pass the Ball campaign.
by LeAnne Schrotzberger, public relations manager, Cisco Corporate Relations