For many years, the workplace has been seen as a physical destination where employees travel daily to complete work, typically keeping hours that begin in the morning and end in the early evening. In the last decade, telecommuting has increased in popularity as technology has advanced and businesses have established infrastructure that can be accessed remotely. It has allowed employees great flexibility to work from home, and at client sites, at airports, or abroad.
Other advancements in technologies, such as the evolution of laptops, smartphones, and tablets—together with location flexibility—have dramatically shifted the way employees accomplish their work. They are now able to work at the hours of their choosing. (continued…)