The opportunities and challenges of remote work
Technology is changing the American workplace, requiring both managers and employees to adapt. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of people telecommuting in the US increased by 115%, according to a report by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics. That means that four million Americans, or 2.9% of the total workforce, work from home at least half the time. And it’s not just technology companies pushing a Silicon Valley lifestyle: the biggest employer of telecommuters is actually the US government, at 3.1%.