Microsoft Australia told staff to “avoid going into the office” today to promote flexible work practices in advance of National Teleworking Week next week.
It was a beautiful day for what the company called “Spring Day Out”, going by the photos that Microsoft staff sent Business Insider from their chosen workplaces of the day.
Here they are:
Product marketing manager Priscilla del Castillo on a conference call with a view of Sydney's beautiful Circular Quay.
The former Labor government heavily promoted teleworking as one of the key benefits of its National Broadband Network but Microsoft said today that most Australians felt that their organisations did not have the technology to support teleworking.
A Microsoft-commissioned survey, conducted last week, found that half of the people who have the option to work flexibly “felt pressured to go into the office anyway”.
Two in five of the 1,011 survey respondents said they worked in an environment where “only senior employees could work from home”.
Microsoft’s using the Twitter hashtag #getitdone to promote the day.
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