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The Similarities Between Reshoring Manufacturing And Telecommuting

In the past week, both Yahoo! and Best Buy have been both vilified and congratulated for reversing their policies on home commuting.

The passions run deep. Home-commuting advocates cite growing numbers of ‘homies’ and reports of improved productivity. While opponents of telecommuting point to the loss of corporate control, a lack of accountability, and reduced one-on-one collaboration &, in turn,  innovation.

I am struck by the similarities between this debate and the reshoring of manufacturing to the US from overseas in response to offshoring it in the first place.

Man, life is rich, ain’t it?

Let’s dissect this issue and transpose those elements to reshoring, and you’ll see what I mean.

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