Over the past decade, remote work, telecommuting, and telework have become increasingly familiar terms in the workplace. With advances in IT and Bring Your Own Tech (BYOT), it has become easier than ever for workers to stay connected with the office no matter where they are, or what time it is.
PGi — a dedicated provider of collaboration software and services — recently conducted its second annual survey of knowledge workers from around the globe to better understand their telecommuting habits and the overall state of remote work. From commute times and technology to perspectives and policies, PGi wanted to find out if telecommuting has hit the mainstream or does it represent only a small slice of the workforce?
The results? PGi’s 2016 Global Telework Survey found that 67 percent of North American knowledge workers thought that telecommuting was viewed more positively and has become more widely adopted in their workplace — up three percent since 2015. The survey also found that 82 percent of teleworkers didn’t feel guilty at all when working from home, and 66 percent felt no need to give an explanation to their boss or coworkers about why they were teleworking.
The results revealed some interesting trends, including how it benefits business, that may change the way you think about the state of telework. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more: