working from home

‘Bunkering’ and the future of work

Those of us on the East Coast fortunate to not face tragic circumstances in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy quickly realized that to varying degrees our work lives would be disrupted. This of course, often goes in tandem with concern and assistance for friends, colleagues and family members who were affected.

Climate change may lead to many more events like this down the road. I posit that this shift — along with the new technologies and work styles now available to us — means that we should prepare for a future of work that finds us often “bunkering” and operating independently while remaining connected to the gears and channels of an organization.