The Work Experience

The Future Of Working From Home

Citrix surveyed 1,900 “senior IT decision-makers” in 19 countries, asking about future trends in workspaces and telecommuting. Among the highlights:
The IT executives surveyed believe that by 2020 there will be seven desks for every 10 office workers, reflecting the growing number of telecommuters.

There are many advantages to a more flexible work environment: potential cost savings to businesses, happier and more productive employees, happier families. This article touts the attitudes of IT-decision makers but what it doesn’t do is extrapolate on what the possible disadvantages are — for instance minimising the serendipitous encounters between employees working together that can’t be scheduled or planned that lead to great things. It will be interesting to see how this trend is embraced and how companies design a work culture of sometimes there employees.