Virgin says 60% of employees will work from home in the near future
22 February 2012
More than half of employees will work from home within the next ten years, according to an report from Virgin Media Business.
Of the 5,000 company bosses who took part, 72% believed face-to-face meetings with colleagues and customers will soon be a thing of the past.
According to the study, businesses are already planning to support these changes by ensuring access to faster connectivity as standard. This is shown to be the top investment priority for UK businesses as they prepare for staff to work away from the office.
Tony Grace, Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Media Business, says: "There’s a change coming to the way we work. Remote working isn't anything new, but with technology providing the right tools for the job, the acceptance that is will soon be the norm is.
"There will always be a case for having a main office, but if you can make your staff happy by allowing them to work remotely, reduce their commuting time and give staff the freedom to work in a way that suits them, then why wouldn't you take it."
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