Remote work, telecommuting, telework, working from home—they all mean essentially the same thing: working outside of an office, wherever it makes the most sense. Remote work has taken the working world by storm, but it’s only one type of work flexibility. It’s many benefits include an expanded talent pool, higher productivity, cost savings, and reduced environmental impact. While some companies worry that going remote will have a detrimental effect on collaboration, remote teams can be better communicators than in-house teams, as long as the right systems are in place.
As the fight for gender equality goes on, we have seen progress in several areas thanks to the efforts of some companies and individuals. One tool that has proven particularly useful in reducing inequality is remote work.