The Wall Street Journal Discusses Working From Home

Liz Presson • 28 October 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Sue Shellenbarger about the increase of companies allowing full and part time employees to work remotely.

The article tells the story of several employees who have this work arrangement, the use of computer-monitoring programs to track remote employees, and tools that help bosses track progress.

These days, working from home is more like being in the office, with bosses developing new ways to make sure employees are on task. Some track projects and schedule meetings on shared calendars. Others require “virtual face time” via email, instant messaging or calls. And some, like Accurate Biometrics, monitor computer use of employees, both at home and in the office.”

The article also includes some surprising statistics via Raymond Boggs, a vice president at IDC:

  • The number of corporate employees who work from home at least one day a month has been rising 23% a year since 2007, on average, to 22.8 million last year
  • Those who work from home only one or two days a month are leading the trend, rising by an average 69.5% every year since 2007, to 3.3 million people last year

 

Read more of The Wall Street Journal Article, ‘Working from Home’ Without Slacking Off.

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