How the FCC's Redefinition of Broadband Will Kill Cubicle Culture

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Homework Isn't Just for Students Anymore

Giving employees the freedom to work from home doesn't mean sacrificing productivity, since working from home no longer brings connectivity limitations. In fact, at-home workers' performance increased 13 percent over a nine-month study comparing office and work-from-home situations conducted by two Stanford researchers.

On January 29, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) triggered a transformation in Internet availability by changing the definition of broadband. Beyond making lightning-fast Internet more accessible, this development heralds something even greater for businesses: the death of traditional cubicle culture.

It's no secret that today's workforce demands flexible work-from-home policies. Many fear-driven employers still keep workers caged in a single office building, but with broadband connection speeds more readily available than ever, employee demand will soon reach a breaking point.

As the death of the cubicle approaches, businesses will soon recognize the benefits of the free-range worker. With the latest technology developments, today's workforce can collaborate from anywhere using tools such as videoconferencing and cloud-based phone systems. Companies can broaden their talent pool by hiring the best talent available – not just those within a fixed geographical area. To help businesses prepare for this shift, Daryl Reva, vice president of marketing at the business phone systems provider Fonality, has outlined the benefits of offing the old office culture.

Daryl Reva is vice president of marketing for Fonality, a cloud-based business phone system and unified communications company serving small- to medium-sized businesses.


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