People have been working remotely for decades. Suddenly there is huge interest in remote working as a result of the pandemic.
In this article we take a deep dive into the historical data to see how prevalent remote working has been. We look at the kind of roles that most frequently work remotely, and how much time they spend doing that.
We look at survey data of the benefits and the challenges experienced by remote workers and their employers.
In particular we look at whether working remotely affects productivity, including the impact of the work environment, tools and resources.
For all these factors we look at the impact of the pandemic and the likely effect on the future of remote work