Only 13% of the UK workforce work from home despite research suggesting a 13% increase in productivity for remote workers. This article questions why remote working has not become mainstream suggesting multiple issues, including:
- A lack of trust in employees to work effectively without supervision.
- A belief on the part of employees that promotion will be harder to achieve while working out-of-sight.
- The attraction of the office as a social space.
- Availability of, and costs involved in properly equipping the home with, necessary technology.
- Laws that only grant parents the right to request flexible working.
Read more at The Guardian.