After reading the results of a Microsoft Telework survey and listening to a week of stories on National Public Radio, I asked readers of the Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question: Does your company understand the benefits of remote work programs?
Coming from a work environment where flexible work hours have always been the policy, I was slightly surprised by the responses.
Apparently, there are still numerous employers who do not understand the benefits of flexible work policies and remote work programs. With the current state of technology, and especially when dealing with knowledgeable workers, I was thinking remote work and telecommuting were common practice. Are we trending toward more remote work programs at least?
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.