I heard from a colleague yesterday that Google has said it doesn't allow its engineers to 'work from home'. Cisco is now "discouraging" 'working from home' as well. My colleague said 'working from home' did mean third space working.
What's going on here?
One of Cisco's cornerstone products is "Telepresence". They're involved in SmartCities project, have integrated third space AR app WorkSnug into the project. Cisco, a company that less than two years ago touted how they saved $277 million in productivity by allowing employees to work from home 20-100% of the time!
Google through its acquisitions surely knows the value of third space working: third spaces are dens for startups, the types of startups Google is buying up to compete with Facebook.
When I heard this I couldn't figure it out: