&TC Work week creep: Steelcase Inc., the office furniture maker, surveyed more than 1,000 people and found that 73 percent of those employed in an office of 100 people or more work on the weekend, either at home or in the office. Many put in a substantial time investment -- 60 percent said they do it once a month or more, and 42 percent said they work 6 to 10 hours on a weekend. Not surprisingly, nearly half the respondents said they are working more hours than they did five years ago.
Virtual schlepping: The days of lugging reams of paper and piles of reference materials when visiting clients are disappearing, according to Ernst & Young, the accounting and consulting firm. We're now in the era of databases, e-mail and the Internet, so people can travel light. What do you call this trend? Having analyzed it, Ernst & Young came up with a bit of high-tech humor: "virtual schlepping."