The House That Remote Work Advocates Built The foundation of the current remote work surge has been growing and building for more than a decade.
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Remote work has skyrocketed. When stay-at-home orders hit the U.S. in March, within a matter of days — and in some cases, overnight — 63 percent of the U.S. workforce shifted to working from home in some capacity, according to data from Gallup. In contrast, before the orders, only 31 percent of the workforce worked from home occasionally and only 4.9 percent worked from home 100 percent of the time.
The foundation of this remote work surge — the philosophies, trials and errors, best practices, tools, case studies, public policies and vast knowledge supporting this swift change — has been growing and building for more than a decade. Although remote work has just been introduced to millions of people over these past few months, it's vital to acknowledge that the overall success of this urgent remote work integration is because of the hard work that came before this moment.