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Today’s bonus tracks: Don’t confine your employees to their cubes

Unless you’re in a face-to-face service industry — think coffee shop, shoe store or clothing boutique — Caitlin McCabe won’t buy your claim that working from somewhere other than your official workplace would “be great but it wouldn’t work in my industry.” Technology, she writes, makes it possible for most industries to make working from home a reality for the bulk of their employees. With evidence that alternative work arrangements make productivity go up and costs go down, you really have no excuse to dismiss the idea before seriously looking into it.

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