Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Korean Government Announces "Smart Work" Initiative

The Korean government on Tuesday announced a "Smart Work" initiative that aims to have 30 percent of public employees work from home or nearby "smart-work" centers by 2015 with smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices.  The move is hoped to boost productivity and minimize carbon emissions.
As reported by The Korea Times, the country is on the cusp of a mobile broadband explosion. According to plans jointly announced by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), the Ministry of Public Administration and Security and the Presidential Council on Information Society, government organizations will spearhead the efforts to plug the workplace into the Web.
The plan calls for thirty percent of private sector employees to work at home or in the smart work centers, the same percentage as for government workers.   This will be an interesting initiative to watch, to say the least!

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