Companies are engaging in different strategies to remain competitive in today’s market. Productive workers are essential to a company’s stability and growth. In an effort to maximize productivity and worker satisfaction, many companies have allowed employees to work at home. In fact, home-based employees have reported an increase in productivity and job satisfaction due to the elimination of lost time and the frustrations of traditional commuting. The future offices of an organization may become scarce because fewer people will be present in the office and more people will work at home. Current analysis suggests that the number of home-based workers will continue to grow steadily. However, a study by Heck et al stated that very few job titles were computer related (Heck et al, 1995). Many have assumed that an understanding of computers would afford a greater number of people to work at home. This does not seem to be the case. Continued research needs to investigate this growth.
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