Katrin Bennhold on Microsoft’s Netherlands campus:
Ninety-five percent of Dutch Microsoft employees work from home at least one day a week; a full quarter do so four out of five days. Each team has a “physical minimum;” some meet twice a week in the office, others once a quarter. Online communication and conference calls save time, fuel and paper waste. The company says it has cut its carbon footprint by 900 tons this year.
A great story how Dutch workers are really taking to spending more time at home and trying to cut their work days from 5 to 4. I work from home on Fridays — it is not only the best day of my work week, but it is also my most productive.