The number of employees in the United States who work at least part of the time out of the office continues to increase. Gallup reported the number has risen to 43 percent. If that wasn’t enough, according to Deloitte 75 percent of millennials express a desire for more opportunities for remote work, a trend likely only to increase in the future.
Remote work can lower office overhead costs, increase access to a wider range of talent and potentially improve productivity. Of course, achieving these benefits requires sound management skills and an effective leader.