Several pioneers of remote working are calling their workers back to the office, claiming that physical presence drives collaboration and creativity. Others say that this back-tracking is influenced by the need to reduce headcount, knowing that many will be forced to leave. For the workers themselves, this change in policy will uproot families and cause undue stress. Is it all worth it? Why disregard the numerous studies that show working remotely is more productive, empowering employees to have a better work-life balance.
Despite companies such as Yahoo or IBM reducing or curtailing remote working there continues to be an overwhelming majority of companies who continue to support it.