2017-05-19 IBM ends remote work: but it’s really just another layoff

Remember: it’s not about geography, or productivity. It’s about bureaucracy.

IBM — which means CEO Ginni Rometty and the senior team — have backed off on the company’s history of remote work, and they are forcing tens of thousands of workers to come to the office, relocating if necessary, instead of working from their home office. They haven’t shared the actual number, which means it’s so large it will stick in the throat.

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