No longer just a priority for HR managers, designing policies that let employees work from home has made its way to the boardroom. From 2005 to 2015, regular telecommuting (working from home over half the time) went up 115% in the US, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that among wage and salary workers, approximately 25% worked from home at some point in 2017-2018 (and other estimates are on the order of 43%). Globally, some estimate that a whopping 70% of people work remotely at least once per week. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, it is not about “letting” — it is being mandated.
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