The green office is no office at all

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JLL's Bob Best, Energy and Sustainability Services

From Bob Best
Executive Vice President

I finally took the plunge into the wilderness of virtual officing. It’s one of the smartest and greenest things I’ve ever done.

Once you clean out your personal space at the office, you quickly realize that you can work anywhere. You are liberated. It’s a mindset change with immense implications.

First, dump the paper. It’s an anchor. The more you have, the less mobile you are. Go electronic. Organize your files.

Second, get the right technology to support mobility. I like a combination of ear phones and microphone so I can block out exterior noise, listen to music, and make phone calls. All with the same piece of technology.

Third, get a good backpack. It’ll be your new office. Organize it and make sure you carry all the technology you need with you.

Why is all this green? Now I don’t have to commute to go to work. My work is wherever I am. There is no gasoline being combusted to get somewhere just to sit. I don’t need an infrastructure of lights, conditioned air, etc. that goes unused most of the time.

I am now a man of the world.  It’s not that I don’t have an office. The entire world is my office.

I can’t think of a better place to work.

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