Mobile phone provider leaves employees to their own devices for a day
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Mobile phone provider O2 has shut up shop at its Slough HQ for the day in an experiment to see how 3,000 staff would get on if left to their own devices for an entire working day.
Over the past two months, a team of 20 has been putting plans in place to enable O2's employees to access essential tools, services and support to allow them to work remotely.
The aim of the experiment is to take flexible working to its limits, and is in line with O2's plans to manage the expected travel disruptions that the London 2012 Olympic Games will bring.
O2 plans to calculate the carbon emissions and time saved that would typically have been wasted on travel.
This experiment runs alongside O2's three-year sustainability plan, which will see 125,000 employees working flexibly. O2 has pledged to save more than 500,000 miles of travel and over 160 thousand tonnes of carbon emissions.