Telecommuting: Wave of the Future or Failed Experiment?

  • 2017-10-03
  • Huffington Post

According to a survey from Gallup, telecommuting is still on the rise. Yet there are also reports of some high-profile dismantling of telecommuting programs. As a result, there’s a lot of conflicting information about the advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting with regard to corporate culture, productivity, and work-life balance. Like many organizational initiatives, the results depend more on the implementation than the program itself.

Although studies show that 79% of employees want to work from home, they also have concerns that working from home will mean that they’re “always on” and their jobs will bleed into the rest of their lives.