Magazine article Personnel Journal

Workers Go Virtual

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Workers Go Virtual

Article excerpt

Employees today aren't confined to one workspace in an office setting. New technologies and work attitudes are enabling an increasing number of people to work from homes, cars or virtually anywhere. This month's cover story explores what the virtual office arrangement looks like, what the management issues are concerning virtual workers and what role HR plays.

* The percentage of Fortune 500 firms that conduct significant amounts of offsite work rose from 33% in 1989 to 78%.

* The percentage of Fortune 500 firms that build work teams consisting of members at different sites increased from 44% in 1989 to 89%.

* The percentage of Fortune 500 firms that make regular use of telemetric equipment rose from 33% in 1989 to 100%.

* Number of telecommuters today: 7.6 million.

* Estimated number of telecommuters by the year 2000: 25 million.

* Percent of the adult U.S. work force that telecommutes at least part time: 6.1%.

* Number of men who telecommute: 4.1 million.

* Number of women who telecommute: 3.5 million.

* Number of households that own PCs: 3 million.

* Number of households that own modems: 1. …

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