There are many reasons why employees work from home. For some it’s about removing distractions and finishing work. For others, productivity is thought to be higher overall. And for some, it’s about maintaining a work-life balance.
Many companies today are allowing employees to work remotely. A full third of companies allow some employees to work from home, with up to 25% of Americans telecommuting at least once a week 1 . With technologies such as cloud-based applications, video conferencing, VoIP calling and others in play, remote employees are fully enabled to get their job done, no matter where they are.
Allowing employees to work remotely offers additional benefits such as improved employee satisfaction, reduced attrition, reduced unscheduled absences, and an expanded potential talent pool. Even with those benefits, there are some challenges.