Virtual working has been predicted since the dawn of digital, but the next decade may well see it move from the sidelines to sweep through the employment landscape.
The 2014 KPMG Future of Work survey of business leaders showed that the top challenge to remote working becoming mainstream is the loss of management control.
A perceived decline in productivity and loss of employee cohesion, as well as plain tradition, means the employment landscape still revolves around ever bigger, centrally located offices and the infrastructure that goes with that.
But the growing costs of operating in this way, for employers and employees, means that within the next few years I believe organisations may well be more motivated to rethink their employment model in order to gain competitive advantage.
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