Susie Cagle Via Pacific Standard:
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Google is growing. The company recently unveiled plans for expanded headquarters it hopes to build in Mountain View, California: a “sprawling sci-fi campus” that is “unlike anything built before it.” The structure looks aggressively inspired, bordering on nonsensical. There are glass canopies and cars that look like bananas.
In a way, though, the most exceptional thing about Google’s offices is that they exist at all. Google and other tech companies build and maintain massive campuses, while other companies are expanding their telework ranks—and using the products of tech companies to do it.
The industry that makes it possible for other companies to employ teleworkers is putting massive resources into developing and maintaining its own office culture.
Telework is growing every year. It’s what many predicted as the work of the future—nimble and flexible production unconstrained by time or place.