Remote work environments continue to grow exponentially. From 2003 to 2008, the number of employees who work remotely at least one day a month increased by 43% to 33.7 million. Telework on a regular basis, but not full-time, is offered by more than half of the organizations in the U.S.
Virtual work can reduce overhead costs, increase productivity, enhance recruitment and retention, while offering employees greater flexibility, enhanced work/life balance, and lower commuting costs. However, with all the opportunities and benefits telework provides, it can also present challenges, especially in the areas of disability, absence, and productivity.
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