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When collaborating with others in the workplace, physically being there is nice. The fact is, though, that one's physical presence almost always leaves an unavoidable carbon footprint. As an answer to this dilemma, new and emerging collaborative technologies offer a way to be there in spirit, voice and mind, without having to hop on a plane, take a cab, or print out a document. These technologies are one way that companies can make themselves greener -- limiting the time, money, and carbon output of travel, commuting, sharing, talking and creating.
Although the solutions are hardly new, taking the sustainability angle is wise. Perhaps if more were to channel the advantages virtual useage as a sustainable solution it may gain in popularity.
It hasn't quite registered in the "sexy-sphere" but maybe more articles like this one will make an impact.
Food for thought: Where do you sit on "Sustainability" Hogwash, Greenwash, Brainwash or Lipgloss? http://t.co/i2P6aSs