Telework may have obvious benefits, but the number of remote workers isn’t exactly soaring. In fact, according to some recent studies, the growth in telecommuting is actually slowing. Many explanations are possible, but maybe the simplest is best: The terrible economy has everyone scared.
Obviously, the answer to the question posed in the headline is, ideally, no — we’d all like to keep our salary steady when we commence virtual work. But if you had to take a pay cut to get it, how much would it be worth to you?
Not everyone can work via the web due to the requirements of their jobs. But are there other more subtle limitations to who can work at a distance? A recent study from The Telework Research Network sheds some light on this question.