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Les gens viennent au centre-ville pour s'y établir et y vivre. On voit donc de plus en plus de tours d'habitations. Mais une des raisons pour lesquelles on planifie moins de grandes tours à bureaux est illustré dans l'article ci-dessous.

 

Dell Wants Half of Employees Working Remotely By 2020

 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in February generated a lot of attention when the company announced that employees could no longer work from home and had to come into the office. Mayer and other Yahoo officials said it was the right move for the company, arguing that Yahoo needed to improve communication and collaboration among employees, and that it was difficult to do without having the employees under the same roof.

 

The decision went against the trend toward telecommuting—particularly in the tech sector—and was furiously debated, with critics saying that telecommuting boosted worker productivity, made for more satisfied employees, was a good recruiting tool, saved companies money and helped the environment. It also reportedly has engendered some anger from Silicon Valley residents, who say Yahoo's decision and similar ones by other tech vendors like Hewlett-Packard are key contributors to a worsening traffic situation in the area, according to Business Insider.

 

However, Dell is laying out a plan to get half of its workforce to work remotely at least part of the time by 2020, which officials said will reduce the vendor's expenses while helping out the environment. The effort around increased telecommuting is one of more than two dozen goals outlined in a recent report by the newly-private Dell—called the "2020 Legacy of Good" plan—that officials are aiming for over the next six-plus years to reduce the company's impact on the environment.

 

Other goals range from ensuring that 100 percent of Dell packaging is made from reusable or compostable materials, phasing out "environmentally sensitive materials" (such as mercury and berylium) as viable alternatives hit the market, getting 75 percent of employees involved in community service, and diverting 90 percent of all waste generated by Dell buildings away from landfills.

 

Dell already offers flexible work schedules through its Connected Workplace program, through which 20 percent of employees telecommute, work remotely or have variable work times. Trisa Thompson, vice president of corporate responsibility at Dell, told Houston television station KVUE that having 20 percent of the company's 14,000 employees at Round Rock, Texas, saved Dell $14 million in 2012 and reduced CO2 emissions by 6,735 metric tons. Increasing the number of telecommuters and remote workers to 50 percent could result in more than 7,000 cars being taken off area roads, Thompson said.

 

"Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device," the Dell report reads. "This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24x7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries and continents. Dell is a global technology leader, so our team members should be able to take advantage of the flexible work opportunities that our own products and services create."

 

The company also has begun offering consulting services to customers looking to create similar flexible work schedules using Dell technology and expertise.

 

According to the market research firm Global Workplace Analytics, telecommuting and remote working is becoming increasingly popular, with 3.3 million people in the United States—not including the self-employed or unpaid volunteers—saying their home is their primary place of work. Regular telecommuting grew by 79.7 percent between 2005 and 2012, and should grow to 3.9 million workers by 2016, according to the firm.

 

Sixty-four million U.S. employees—about half of all workers in the country—are in a job that is compatible to telecommuting and remote working at least part of the time, Global Workplace Analytics reported.

 

According to a March report by Staples Advantage, the B2B unit of retail chain Staples, 93 percent of employees surveyed said telecommuting programs are benefitting both them and their companies, and 53 percent of business decision makers said telecommuting leads to more productive employees. In addition, 37 percent of employers reported a drop in absenteeism, while 48 percent of remote workers surveyed said they are less stressed.

 

However, there also were concerns: 59 percent of telecommuters don't use their company’s data backup system, putting sensitive information at risk, and 33 percent of employees said dealing with IT issues is one of the most difficult aspects of working from home.

 

 

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/dell-wants-half-of-employees-working-remotely-by-2020.html#!

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Les gens viennent au centre-ville pour s'y établir et y vivre. On voit donc de plus en plus de tours d'habitations. Mais une des raisons pour lesquelles on planifie moins de grandes tours à bureaux est illustré dans l'article ci-dessous.

 

Merci de ramener ce sujet sur le tapis--un des grands enjeux de société. Ma propre expérience de travail, qui a commencé avant l'ère de l'internet et du télétravail, et qui s'est poursuivie après, me rappelle que certains de mes travaux les plus importants ont été effectués à partir de la maison, principalement parce que c'était la seule façon de disposer d'un très grand nombre d'heures consécutives sans interruption ou presque (brèves pauses pour le repos et l'alimentation). Evidemment, des rencontres en personne avec des collègues, des subordonnés, des patrons, des interlocuteurs extérieurs (clients, experts, représentants d'autres organisations, etc) sont demeurées nécessaires; de plus, l'interaction entre collègues permet des synergie irremplaçables. Mais bien des cas, une grande partie du travail (analyse, création etc.) se fait en solo. Naturellement, la proportion varie beaucoup selon la nature des tâches. Avec l'avènement de l'internet, une partie significative de la dimension "interaction" a pu elle aussi s'effectuer virtuellement; idem pour l'accès à des banques de données et le partage d'ébauches. Par contre, les aspects les plus "sensibles" en terme de confidentialité/secret doivent être exclus. Au total, pour un bon nombre d'emplois dans le tertiaire, y compris le tertiaire "supérieur" faisant appel à des aptitudes et des connaissances de pointe, le télétravail peut constituer une partie importante de l'effort fourni.

 

Dès lors, les lieux de travail "réels ou physiques", par exemple les "bureaux", voient leur vocation changer, devenant essentiellement des lieux d'échange et de rencontre; les "bureaux fermés" personnels n'ont plus leur raison d'être; en lieu et place, quelques espaces "fermés" pour les rencontres requérant un haut degré de confidentialité, ces lieux n'étant pas assignés à des individus en particulier, mais fournis temporairement à ceux qui en ont besoin.

 

Les lieux de forte concentration géographique des fonctions travail, habitation, arts et loisirs (les centre-ville..) ne sont pas pour autant caduques. Au contraire, ils rendent possible les millions d'interactions humaines qui constituent l'un des fondements de la créativité; mais les choses ne se passent pas dans un bureau isolé haut perché; c'est plutôt l'ensemble des relations quotidiennes qui crée l'environnement propice: en un sens, on vit, on travaille, on mange, on apprend, on échange, on s'amuse, SIMULTANÉMENT (ou presque): c'est le décloisonnement des activités. C'est la fonction "centre-ville" de l'avenir (déjà commencée). Et pour les activités cloisonnées, inutile de s'isoler dans un bureau, vaut mieux les exercer à la maison (=télétravail).

 

Je suis devenu particulièrement intéressé, et intrigué, par les conséquences urbanistiques de cette dualité.

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Dans ce cas, il me semble que la meilleure méthode serait plutôt l'alternance entre le travail et le télé-travail ?

 

Dans mon domaine également, je suis plus productif à la maison lorsque je travail sur de gros projets, mais en revanche, la synergie avec mes collègues est tout aussi importante.

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Ça pose une excellente question:

 

Dans ce cas, les banlieues, contrairement à ce que certains prédisent, redeviendront-elles hyper-demandées? Ou plus loin encore: les campagnes se rempliront-elles? Au contraire, un mouvement de société est-il en train de se profiler qui fait que les gens, peu importe le niveau de techno dispo, préféreront vivre en ville, pas exclusivement pour le travail, mais pour la vie sociale et culturelle? Il y aura bien sûr des gens qui auront chacun leurs préférences, mais quelle sera la tendance majoritaire?

 

Question sociologique très appropriée.....

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Le 2013-11-28 à 10:53, MtlMan a dit :

Ça pose une excellente question:

 

Dans ce cas, les banlieues, contrairement à ce que certains prédisent, redeviendront-elles hyper-demandées? Ou plus loin encore: les campagnes se rempliront-elles? Au contraire, un mouvement de société est-il en train de se profiler qui fait que les gens, peu importe le niveau de techno dispo, préféreront vivre en ville, pas exclusivement pour le travail, mais pour la vie sociale et culturelle? Il y aura bien sûr des gens qui auront chacun leurs préférences, mais quelle sera la tendance majoritaire?

 

Question sociologique très appropriée.....

Presque 8 ans plus tard la donne a changé et c'est une pandémie qui a servi de catalyseur. Comme quoi les forces de changements dans notre société sont multiples et certaines sont tout simplement imprévisibles, avec la conséquence que ce fil est devenu plus que jamais d'actualité :yes:

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Télétravail

Mon bureau dans le 450

PHOTO ALAIN ROBERGE, LA PRESSE

Un locataire de l’espace collaboratif de Hedhofis à Brossard

Travailler à distance pour s’épargner le trajet jusqu’au centre-ville, oui, mais que faire si on est mal installé à la maison ? Au sud comme au nord de l’île de Montréal, de nombreux espaces collaboratifs attendent les télétravailleurs à bras ouverts.

Publié le 19 juillet 2021 à 6h00

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entreprises/2021-07-19/teletravail/mon-bureau-dans-le-450.php

Ariane Krol La Presse

(Boisbriand) « Ce serait difficile de me ramener sur l’île. Il faudrait tout un argument ! », lance Isabelle Henripin, directrice de compte pour LMG Audace et Créativité, rencontrée au bureau de Brossard de l’agence.

Son bureau, situé juste au-dessus de la salle de spectacle L’Étoile, a une vue imprenable sur le Quartier DIX30. Mme Henripin, qui habite Chambly, s’y est installée en janvier parce que c’était beaucoup moins loin que son précédent bureau, situé à… Longueuil. « Longueuil, ça me prenait facilement 45 minutes, parfois une heure l’hiver. Là, en ce moment, ça me prend 20 minutes », se réjouit-elle. « Quand Frédéric nous a informés qu’il était en train de travailler sur le DIX30, ça allait de soi. »

Frédéric, c’est Frédéric Deshaies, propriétaire de Hedhofis, qui a ouvert son premier espace collaboratif à Longueuil à l’automne 2017.

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« Avant, je pensais qu’un seul sur la Rive-Sud, c’était assez. Là, je suis rendu à trois et j’ai des discussions pour Chambly, et peut-être Saint-Lambert », raconte M. Deshaies. En plus d’être à Sainte-Julie, où son espace a bénéficié du soutien de la municipalité, Hedhofis est présente à Montréal et à Sherbrooke. L’entreprise est aussi en discussion à Sainte-Thérèse, ainsi qu’au Royalmount, sur le boulevard Décarie.

Le télétravail a changé la donne, constate M. Deshaies.

On dirait qu’avec la pandémie, les gens se sont habitués à travailler à 10 secondes de la maison et là, ils trouvent ça lourd d’embarquer dans leur voiture. Avant, une demi-heure, ce n’était pas beaucoup, et tout d’un coup, ça l’est. Ils veulent quelque chose de proche.

Frédéric Deshaies, propriétaire de Hedhofis

Plusieurs employeurs de Montréal l’ont contacté en se demandant s’ils vont offrir des options sur la Rive-Sud et dans la couronne nord, dit-il. « Souvent, ils doivent attendre que leurs baux se terminent, ou qu’ils réussissent à les casser, alors ça ne bouge pas très rapidement, mais c’est sûr qu’il va y en avoir d’autres à l’automne. »

Le propriétaire de LMG, Louis Martin, dont le siège social et la majorité des employés sont à Québec, est ravi de la formule Hedhofis, où l’accès aux salles de conférence et le café sont compris dans le loyer. Avant d’y louer son emplacement précédent à Longueuil, il avait regardé les bureaux conventionnels. « Pour mettre une personne, une salle de conférence, un petit coin café, on parle de trois à quatre fois plus cher, pas loin. Et avoir un petit bureau fermé sans services, ce n’est pas mieux : le client vient te voir, tu es dans un garde-robe, ça ne sert pas l’image d’entreprise ! »

Mme Henripin, qui était la seule employée montréalaise lorsqu’elle a débuté chez LMG, apprécie le fait de côtoyer d’autres travailleurs dans les espaces communs. « Parfois, on a besoin d’aide pour un projet, il y a vraiment de la collaboration qui peut se faire », dit celle qui a déjà confié un mandat de rédaction à une créatrice de contenu rencontrée à la machine à café.

Elle apprécie aussi la flexibilité.

PHOTO ALAIN ROBERGE, LA PRESSE

Isabelle Henripin, directrice de compte pour LMG Audace et Créativité, dans le bureau de l’agence situé dans les locaux d’Hedhofis à Brossard.

Si on réduit l’équipe, si on grandit, le coworking suit mes besoins.

Isabelle Henripin, directrice de compte pour LMG Audace et Créativité

En affichant des postes où elle donnait le choix de travailler à Québec ou à Brossard, LMG a ainsi pu recruter à Montréal et sur la Rive-Sud. Lorsqu’ils viennent travailler sur place, la stratège de réseaux sociaux s’installe dans le bureau, et l’infographiste à un poste de l’aire ouverte. « Si on veut aller sur l’île, c’est facile, si on arrive de Québec, c’est facile, et c’est à côté de l’hôtel Alt », s’enthousiasme M. Martin, qui y réside lorsqu’il vient travailler à Brossard.

Comme des champignons

Les espaces de travail partagés se multiplient autour de l’île de Montréal. « Dans notre étude, avant d’ouvrir, on avait recensé environ de 10 à 12 centres de coworking à Laval. Et il y en a en périphérie », témoigne Cédric Bélanger, copropriétaire de l’espace Squad, sur le boulevard des Laurentides.

Depuis son ouverture, en octobre dernier, il s’attend à ce que des entreprises du centre-ville y logent des travailleurs. Au moment de renégocier leur bail, certaines vont réduire leur nombre de pieds carrés pour offrir des espaces satellites, prévoit M. Bélanger. « J’ai eu des discussions, je suis convaincu que ça va venir. »

Chez 2C2B, à Boisbriand, des employés dont le bureau était inaccessible ont payé des laissez-passer d’un jour de leur poche pour sortir de la maison, raconte la cofondatrice, Cassy Baillargeon. Beaucoup d’autres étaient intéressés, « mais étant donné que les entreprises n’ont pas statué sur les politiques de télétravail, c’était difficile de faire accepter les frais ».

Convaincu que ce n’est qu’une question de temps, 2C2B a annoncé l’ouverture d’un vaste espace à Mascouche pour le début de 2022. « On veut offrir un pied-à-terre aux entreprises qui ont peut-être de la difficulté à recruter en raison d’un bassin de candidatures limité par la région géographique, un environnement adapté à leurs employés qui ne sont pas dans la métropole », fait valoir Mme Baillargeon.

Montoni s’y met aussi

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Lorsque le Groupe Montoni a annoncé la construction de l’Espace Montmorency, un ambitieux projet de quatre tours à côté du métro Montmorency, à Laval, sa tour 2 prévoyait seulement des bureaux traditionnels. La pandémie a changé ses plans. Le développeur a réservé un étage complet, soit 20 000 pieds carrés, à l’aménagement d’un espace de travail partagé. Et pas le moindre : son 8e étage, où des terrasses donnent sur la cour intérieure.

« On essaie de les accommoder et de réduire un peu l’incertitude. S’ils ont besoin de plus d’espace certaines journées, ils auront accès à des bureaux super accueillants et à des salles de conférence. »

« On sentait ce besoin de flexibilité de la part de nos locataires parce qu’eux aussi sont un peu dans l’inconnu », explique la porte-parole du groupe, Frédérick Truchon-Gagnon. Certains se demandent s’ils auront besoin d’une plus grande superficie pour permettre la distanciation physique, d’autres, d’une plus petite parce qu’une bonne partie de leur équipe sera en télétravail.

C’est la première fois que Montoni intègre un espace collaboratif à l’offre d’une de ses tours de bureaux. La gestion sera confiée à une entreprise de cotravail encore à déterminer.

Les postes de travail seront accessibles aux travailleurs de l’extérieur alors que les salles de conférence, qui pourront aussi être utilisées pour des évènements, seront réservées aux locataires d’Espace Montmorency.

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1 hour ago, denpanosekai said:

The only ones who want employees back at the office are HR and old-school-micro-managers. They're scared.

En effet, j'allais quitter ma job si j'avais pas 9/10 jours en télétravail.

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Il y a 2 heures, denpanosekai a dit :

The only ones who want employees back at the office are HR and old-school-micro-managers. They're scared.

If what is meant by "back to the office" is an office situated in the downtown core of Montreal, then those "who want employees back"  also include the owners of restaurants and retail stores who depend on this clientele, as well as the landlords of the premises and ultimately the City of Montreal and the public transit operators.

A major, permanent reshuffling of employment locations away from the core would have serious implications.  A city such as Montreal, where the downtown core regroups a higher proportion of total metropolitan employment than otherwise comparable cities in size, would see more changes.  Thankfully, Montreal's core is also an attractive residential location for many, not one which is deserted after business hours.  A new equilibrium would emerge, where more and more of those (fewer) working downtown will also live there.  The need for long distance commuting would of course diminish.  

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Tellement hâte de retourner au bureau. Travailler de la maison, j’en peux plus 😩

Mon nouveau mandat devrait être assorti d’un bureau au 30+ étages de la PVM. Imaginez les vues 😍😍😍

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il y a 54 minutes, Malek a dit :

Tellement hâte de retourner au bureau. Travailler de la maison, j’en peux plus 😩

Mon nouveau mandat devrait être assorti d’un bureau au 30+ étages de la PVM. Imaginez les vues 😍😍😍

On veut des photos…

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      The chef Martin Picard, one of Montreal’s most high-profile culinary figures, embraces poutine at his restaurant Au Pied de Cochon. “That dish becomes an international passport,” he declared. “It’s not haute gastronomie, but it permits Quebec to get more interest from the rest of the world.”
       
      Mr. Picard said he occasionally offers classic poutine as a “clin d’oeil” — a wink — to Quebequois cuisine, but his version with foie gras is what everyone remembers. For this, the regular poutine sauce — a thick, highly seasoned chicken velouté, which Mr. Picard enhances with pork stock — is enriched by foie gras and egg yolks. The dish is crowned with a four-ounce slab of seared goose liver.
       
      Whether Montreal’s embarrassing but adored junk food does take root in New York, it may never attain the status it achieved earlier this year when the CBC revealed the results of a viewer poll on the greatest Canadian inventions of all time. Granted, poutine came in only at No. 10. But it beat, among other things, the electron microscope, the BlackBerry, the paint roller and the caulking gun, lacrosse, plexiglass, radio voice transmission and basketball.
    • By mtlurb
      Halifax could learn a lot from Montreal

      VICTOR SYPEREK
      The Daily News
      You know, as you travel through this wonderful country, you realize just how lucky we are to be Canadians. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the restless Atlantic Ocean. And what diverse populations. Bringing the best from all of our homelands.
       
      Leaving Toronto and heading East quickened my heart, as heading home always does. This is probably what is so compelling about travel. All we see and eat and do can be brought home to add a little diversity to our verdant region.
       
      I stopped in Kingston, Ont., which was celebrating the last day of its Busker Festival. It's hard to say how big theirs is, as on the last day, everyone joins together in the main area to watch the best of the week. They had closed a large portion of the downtown and besides the theatrical antics, parking lots were 1/2lled with 3/4ea markets, antique sales, baking and general city groups adding to the fun.
       
      After a Guinness, a bite and a leisurely chat with some locals, on I pushed to Montreal.
       
      I used to live there about 30 years ago. After the referendum, big business left in droves. Many Anglos followed. Toronto surpassed Montreal as Canada's No. 1 city. I think they went a little over board on their French-only bent, isolating them even further. But a funny thing happened. Rents stayed low. Houses remained affordable. It was the perfect environment for artists and artist expression. Montreal became an incubator and gave birth to the largest comedy festival and one of the largest jazz festivals and, of course, the world's most famous circus troupe, Cirque du Soleil.
       
      To some degree, this is all serendipity, the right place and the right time. But that isn't enough. You still need the people with the control and the money to pave the way or, at least, remove the road- blocks. And I chose this word for it's meaning. Obviously a city must function at many levels. Business must function, deliveries must be made, people must get to work and home again. But these days tourism is big business and as well talented people must be attracted to our fair cities. Besides just jobs, we have to address quality of life. Now this means many things. Besides a comfortable and safe place to live, we have to do things. We need theatre, 1/2lm, good food and entertainment. And entertainment can be so many things - from buskers to book fairs, car shows, huge 3/4ea markets, a literal day at the beach and sailing. If we have a happy population, it shows. The tourists 1/2nd out and they come to see why. And at the bottom of it all, you will 1/2nd a progressive administration.
       
      As in Montreal, where the arts had the perfect place to be. Flowers won't grow without the proper conditions, they must be encouraged. Montreal gets it.
       
      During the jazz festival, most of Montreal's streets are closed around the arts centre. During the Grand Prix the Main St. Laurent is closed and turned into a giant terrace; bars and restaurants spill out onto the street.
       
      The comedy fest, for two weeks, shuts down the blocks from St. Laurent past St. Dennis, south of Sherbrooke. The area is the size of downtown Halifax. There were hundreds of thousands of people on the streets. Roaming troupes of stilt walkers, parade 3/4oats, lights everywhere, sound and long lineups at all of the venues. It was a festival 20 years in the making.
       
      About 20 years ago, in Halifax, Dale Thompson started the Buskers' Festival and Mardi Gras, a Halloween night to remember.
       
      Buskers were a downtown-wide street show. They were everywhere. What could have grown into something approaching Montreal's festival was safely place in a sterile (read boring) package on the crowded waterfront.
       
      Same with Mardi Gras. It got out of control. Instead of managing it, it was cancelled, or at least the cost of police and 1/2re control became prohibitive. There is something wrong with our attitude.
       
      Mayor Peter Kelly and a few councillors should go on a paid junket to Montreal to 1/2nd out how it's done. There is no need to recreate the wheel. It's been done in Rio, New Orleans and in Montreal.
       
      I saw very few police, just on the gates to the streets. A couple of 1/2remen leaning on their 1/2re truck were there just in case. And there were hundreds of thousands of people of all ages with smiles on their faces.
       
      Heck, I'll even offer to go with them as translator, to translate into common sense.
       
      The film festival in Halifax is in its 21st year and yet the city is still dithering over permits to use Parade Square and surrounding streets.
       
      This festival has the potential to put us on the international 1/2lm map, but we need the nurturing and help of our city fathers.
       
      And speaking of 1/2lms, I wish our 1/2lm development board would get off their chairs and try to stem the 3/4ow of production from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and the rest of the country.
       
      This was a $200- million-a-year business. Now I know there are circumstances, but let's start with local production.
       
      A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I hadn't seen many cops walking the beat late at night. Well just to prove me wrong, there they were Wednesday night, handing out parking tickets.
       
      C'mon. What gives? We have a world hockey tournament or curling or the Greek Festival or whatever - and the parking commission has a 1/2eld day.
       
      You know, if they are not blocking a hydrant or some emergency exit or driveway, do we have to be so fanatical? If it weren't about the revenue, you know you will be towed, if necessary. Let's give our visitors a break. But I guess we have to pay for the parking at Dartmouth Crossing somehow.
       
      Well, I'm off to enjoy our jazz festival. It's good here, but it could be better. Have a good one.
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