Embracing work-from-home

Whether you call it working-from-home or working from a distance, technology can now be used to benefit not only employers, but their employees and the environment as well.

A new study, discussed in full on NPR, was conducted by Scott Mautz, a former Proctor and Gamble exec, exploring the benefits and best practices associated with working from home.

In reality, in many progressive companies, particularly those that operate across wide geographic areas, co-located teams are not the norm. And the belief that everyone needs to be co-located to achieve the best work performance simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In fact, attracting top talent now requires openness to flexible work arrangements, according to Mautz.

So, the message to reluctant managers: the 21st century is calling…time to respond!