But first… what are the experiments?
Everyone has a different take on flexible working. Some already do it, but wish they could do it better, while others think it’s one enormous internet / power failure disaster waiting to happen. A number of factors play in to a day of working remotely, and so we wanted to run a day-long trial with a group of people, all with different situations to see what happens. They’ll be reporting back online through their Twitter feeds and blogs and we’ll be compiling and sharing their updates as they go from @Anywhere_Work and here on the blog.
Is Anywhere Working good, bad or plain ugly? We hope not the latter, but these folks will find out for us:
Phase 3 of the Anywhere Working Experiment: 23rd July
Mary Branscombe @Marypcbuk
Mary is a freelance journalist who writes technology, home entertainment and science. With a multitude of mobile devices, the Anywhere Working experiments should be quite straight forward. You can read her blog here.
Phase 2 of the Anywhere Working Experiment: 16th July - a full Storify on the day can be found here.
Ben is a developer who works for himself. He often finds himself caught in his house so is using the experiment to try working in his local area in a number of different venues. You can check out his website here.
Tamsin Fox-Davies @tamsinfd
Tamsin Fox-Davies is the Small Business Marketing Mentor at Constant Contact. She spends her time teaching digital marketing best practices to SMEs all over the UK, writing articles, and shopping for shoes.
Phase 1 of the Anywhere Working Experiment took place on 11th July – a full Storify on the day can be found here.
Max Tatton Brown @MaxTB
Max is a comms consultant specialising in online techniques and writes about tech for publications including Wired, .net and MaxTB.com.
Max works a 9-6 role in a PR agency, managing a group of people. He’s interested to see how managing his team from afar works out.
David Pringle @DavePrin
David already works remotely due to the nature of his work, but the weight of his bag, packed with kit, is a major bugbear. To combat this issue, David will attempt to work remotely using nothing but his iPad.
Trevor Davies @TrevaDavies
Trevor is CEO of HashableMedia, a content provider for corporate social media.
Trevor is getting involved in the experiment to see if he can be more productive by staying out of the office all day.
Follow Max, David and Trevor on Twitter, check back to the Anywhere Working blog and follow #AWexperiment for the latest updates.
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