Founding Director at TakeON!
I’ve just read an interesting article in Forbes that looks at the challenges of remote working. And absolutely there are challenges. But what about the opportunities that this remove working can forge. Providing we manage it well.
To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home
by Nicholas Bloom
The study: Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to telecommute; the rest remained in the office as a control group. Survey responses and performance data collected at the conclusion of the study revealed that, in comparison with the employees who came into the office, the at-home workers were not only happier and less likely to quit but also more productive.
January 13, 2014 10:44 AM Eastern Standard Time
MIRAMAR, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of outsourced, work-from-home customer service, now has 6,500 work opportunities for those who reside in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan or Virginia. Arise provides great opportunities for stay-at-home moms, veterans, college students, and retirees or anyone who is interested in earning income for the comfort of their home.
We just recently saw some interesting stats and a point of view on working from home and traditional 9am-5pm jobs.
Many websites are coming online that combine the power of work from home with the power of crowdsourcing!!
We continue to see statistics coming out about freelancing and working at home. The world is changing. Working from home or anywhere as a contractor of freelancer is catching on.
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