By now, we are all familiar with the idea of telecommuting, and rightly so. In a 2015 Gallup poll, it was found that telecommuting has seen a 37 percent rise in popularity in the last decade. But let’s stop and think for a second. If remote work is so popular, why are commute times still outrageous? Why are some companies still opposing official telecommuting policies?
In PGi’s second annual Global Telework Survey, we surveyed knowledge workers from around the globe to better understand their telecommuting habits and the overall state of remote work. From commute times and technology to perspectives and policies, we wanted to know, has telecommuting hit the mainstream or does it represent only a small slice of the workforce? Our results revealed some interesting trends that may change the way you think about the state of telework. Download the 2016 Global Telework Survey to see our full results.