We’re having a huge snowstorm. Winds are wailing away at 30 miles per hour. Over 15 inches of snow is expected. Our offices are closed tomorrow. Snow day you say? No way.
Technology has made it so work can be done anywhere, anytime. Each of us has a notebook computer that can patch into the company’s computer. We all have cell phones with conference capability. All of our tools are with us everyday.
So, hooky is out of the question.
In fact, because there is no commute tomorrow, I would imagine productivity could and should go up.
Snow days used to be a found vacation day, a day to do nothing, a reward for surviving the winter. Today, the only difference is the drive, and the ability to work without taking a shower, although I think I’ll take one anyway.
Now we hope for power outages. Is there such a thing as a power outage day?