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THE FUTURE OF WORK: DISINTEGRATION OR A CREATIVE SHIFT

09 Dec 2014 / Articles
“For the first time in history, it will be possible to have the best of both worlds—the economic and scale efficiencies of large organizations, and the human benefits of small ones: freedom, motivation, and flexibility.” - Thomas W. Malone

With the decreasing cost of telecommunications and the arrival of still new technologies we are looking at a shift from “command-and-control” management to “coordinate-and-cultivate” where people continue to develop new skills to follow the trend that democratizes the workplace.

According to the Global Workplace Analytics, telework has grown with nearly 80% since 2005 and while the total workforce decreased during the recession, the number of employees working from home increased and continues to grow.

The typical telecommuter is 45-50 years of age, holds a higher education diploma, earns an average to above average salary in a management position and works for a company with over 100 employees. Yet, we are looking at still newer and more interesting home-based job engagements.

So what benefits are we looking at when we think "working from home"?
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