Telework at a tipping point?

Although many look at telework as a good thing, there is a dark side to remote working that nobody is talking about and it's preventing the expansion of the practice, writes Jessica Stillman on Gigaom.com.

Stephen Ruth, a George Mason professor of public policy, said telework is at its tipping point because the demographics of the current telework set include people who are educated, productive and satisfied with their jobs and that new entrants may not be coming from that same demographic, according to the article.

Ruth also pointed out that those left behind in the office will be the "frustrated remainder" and managers will see increasing problems as workers go virtual, putting the productivity gains of telework in question.

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