Teleworking Will Be The Future?
from the everybody's-teleworking-now dept
A new study sponsored by AT&T (so, there’s a bias there) is predicting that 80% of companies will have “teleworkers” in the next two years. Right now, it’s 54%. Of course, people have been predicting a shift to more home-based workers for years, but it’s never caught on the way people expect. However, now that the technology is making it so you really can work from anywhere, it isn’t a huge surprise that more people will be working from places other than the office. Also, the definition they used for “teleworker” is much broader than you would probably think, and thus, the 80% number may not be as useful as you might think. They consider a “teleworker” to be anyone who works from outside the office more than 20% of the time. In other words, your everyday traveling salesman is now a teleworker.