October 21st, 2011 10:46 AM by Korene L Clopine-Seaman
The number of home offices is
definitely on the rise. As of 2010, the number of employees telecommuting most
of the time totaled 2.8 million, or a little more than 2 percent of the total
workforce, according to Telework Research. And partial telecommuting is
increasing, as well. As of this year, roughly 34 million professionals work
from their homes occasionally, Forrester Research reports. Moreover, Forrester
expects the number of people working remotely will nearly double to approximately
63 million telecommuters by 2016.
The question is, are these home workers doing it right? Working from home is an
entirely different challenge from working in an office. How does someone who's
never had to work on their own master the home office setting?