Whatever happened to remote working? – The Guardian

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.