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.
Research Explainer: “Telecommuting and Earnings Trajectories Among American Women and Men 1989–2008”, Social Forces
A new study shows that the majority of telecommuting takes place after hours and on weekends, without a correlated increase in earnings.
My cofounder and I want to show people that you can indeed work from a beach, or work from home so you can be close to your family, and still be productive.
From artificial intelligence assistants to virtual reality conferencing, the introduction of new types of technology will change how you work from home.