Work and office are no longer synonymous. Some 43% of US employees now work remotely at least some of the time, according to a 2017 Gallup survey. Additionally, employees who start working remotely or or two days a week tend to continue to do so for longer periods of time, spending substantially more time out of the office, the survey found.
The rise in remote working is often attributed to technological advances: Why go into the office if you can do the same work online at home? The shift is also commonly blamed on millennials, who grew up in the mobile, technologically-driven era. For millennials, technology is the way of life, so work wouldn’t be any different.