Here’s some research around the drivers for developing a more remote workforce. Softchoice’s study the “Death of the Desk job” found through their survey that :
62% of employees believe they are more productive working outside the office;
61% of employees prefer working the equivalent of an eight hour workday broken up over a longer day , rather than in a single 9-5 block
57% of employees work on personal and or sick days, and 44% of employees worked on their last vacation
24% or organizations have set clear policies and expectations around appropriate work activities after business hours
74% of North American employees would quit their job for one that allow them to work remotely more often
70% would quite in favour of a position that offers increased flexibility
Reference: http://www.softchoice.com/about/press/2015/177 as quoted in HRD Issue 4.3, pp 48 in the article "Is your organization ready to be flexible?"
What you do know and notice about the appetite for remote work at your organization?
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