Debunking the Myths of Remote Working

debunking myths remote working

        Myth: Remote working is a new phenomenon.

        It’s important to remember that the concept of commuting and working in a fixed place (that is not your home) is a relatively new concept. Prior to the industrial revolution most people worked from home, albeit offering services attached to their home address. For example, the carpenter or stone mason had a workshop in his house and teachers often lived in the school buildings. Fast forward to the 1950s and 1960s and the popularity and affordability of telephones made teleworking common. By the 1970s, “telecommuting” was not an unusual way to work and with the introduction of the internet and email into working lives remote working has never been easier or indeed more widespread.........

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