We've all had to put in a few hours of work from bed before when we're sick, and it's never a pleasant experience. According to the Wall Street Journal, long hours of working from a bed will ruin your posture, but you can do a few things to make it less painful.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Achieving a work/life balance is a tightrope which requires effort from both the worker and their place of work. While we've had the communication technology available to support teleworking for years, it doesn't seem to have taken off, and is more likely to be the domain of the self employed freelance/consultant types. However, employers are cottoning on to the fact that one way to hold onto staff - especially people with children - is to become more flexible. And with a recent survey by the Australian Computer Society putting IT unemployment at a five year low of 3.84%, skilled IT staff may be well placed to make the case for teleworking.
In an opinion piece at CNET, Eric Cinrod quotes figures which suggest that only 13% of American business people think their workplace would let them telework. He goes through a number of reasons why it could benefit not only the employee but the business itself. Worth a read if you're thinking of making a business case of why you should be able to work from home a couple of days a week, or more.