I voiced a similar question on my blog last week when Chicago was hit snow that had been well anticipated and still managed to create a commuter’s nightmare.
I am pleased that you found some current stats for Federal workers who commute 70% of the time. I do think the social aspects of the workplace are important, especially as some of my best friends are people I met at the office. So I’m not sure that it makes sense to dispense with in office work altogether but it is time to leverage some of the opportunities that technology provides to avoid some of the wider frustrations.
I’m interested in learning what corresponding arrangements or work schedules could be more readily adapted to spare people from commuting disruptions? Secondly, if anyone knows of some good value chains that have been produced that are being used by an organization to demonstrate the returns from adopting a more flexible work location approach, I’d love to hear about them too.