The trend is here to stay: according to Global Workplace Analytics, “regular telecommuting grew 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce.” As workers look to integrate their personal and professional goals, working from home emerges as an intriguing but potentially problematic option for employers and employees alike.
Why are employers reluctant to introduce formalized remote (or flexible) work policies? Most cite concerns over productivity, collaboration, company culture and overall engagement as well as a general fear of the unknown. But the data suggests otherwise. Here’s what you should consider when evaluating remote work in the context of your company.