Allowing remote employees can be a huge benefit and can be a great way to demonstrate trust, showing you value them. However, collaboration is still very much a vital part of business these days, so how do we balance collaboration? Should we allow remote work at all and should we allow employees to work from home?
5.2% of employees worked from home in 2017 and it's on the rise to the tune of 8 million people. The trend is driven by employees desire to raise their focus on work-life balance, and of course lower gas costs. In addition, it can reduce commute times.
Companies also find benefit in reducing real estate expense and expanding their potential talent pool by removing limitations that come with geographically centralized offices. The change hasn't been without concern, however.
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