Working remotely is seen as a win-win situation for employees and their bosses and is growing significantly worldwide. But a new study finds that working away from the office comes with costs as well as benefits. The UK study‚ released on Wednesday‚ is one of the first to examine the assumptions behind the revolution of working remotely — using technology to work away from a fixed place — and its positive effects. People working remotely have greater commitment to their jobs and rank their job satisfaction and well-being higher‚ the study showed. At the same time‚ they find it harder to switch off at home and keep a work-life balance. About one in seven UK employees were working remotely in 2014‚ significantly more than 20 years ago. In Europe, in 2010, about 20% of workers were mainly working at home‚ on clients’ premises‚ on sites outside the factory or office, and in cars or other vehicles. In the US, roughly 25% of workers were doing some or all of their work at home in 2015‚ up...

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