Less Than Half Of Employees Say They Have The Option To Work Remotely

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Thanks to advancements in technology it’s easier than ever to work remotely, but apparently not that many offices are open to the idea.

A new poll finds:

  • Only 47% of employees say their company gives them the option to work off-site.
  • On a more positive note, 56% of employees say that in the past three years their companies have expanded the opportunities to work remotely.
  • Of those who do have the option, 70% take advantage of it and work from home, while 6% work from a café or shared office space.
  • The 24% who don’t take advantage of it, have a variety of reasons not to, including:
    • Not having the right technology (39%)
    • They’re less productive due to distractions (38%)
  • As for where companies are more likely to offer remote work options, San Diego, Chicago and Austin have the most of the 28 cities in the survey.
  • What’s more, those in Chicago,Phoenix and San Diego say they are most likely to work from home if they can.
  • About 74% of working parents will opt to work from home if offered, as will 64% of those without children.
  • Interestingly, more men work from home than women (77% vs. 64%) 

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