Jack Nilles, the economist, had no idea that he was triggering off a revolution, when he proposed a solution for the oil crisis in the 70's. His concept of working from home to save fuel has evolved into a way of life, with telecommuting becoming an order of modern day business.
The remote worker revolution has influenced analysts to provide an insight into the figures that are leading entrepreneurship firms to adopt teleworking programs in their business plans. According to the infographic designed by Lifesize the contemporary society has integrated information and communication technology into relationships; at home and work alike.
Working from remote locations has brought flexibility in the employment sector, which has encouraged entreprenual teleworkers. The self employed teleworkers have created a new category in the list of entrepreneurship ideas, as they generate income from home through their dependence on electronic communication and technology.
It is obvious that the anonymity of the worker acts as a handicap in the event of self promotion of skills to unseen clients. However, the benefits of working for global clients, healthy work/life balance,high independence levels ,application of innovative ideas, self defined work methods and saving valuable resources have encouraged many workers to start their own entrepreneurship ventures.
The mantra for the generation that is not averse to risk taking and trying out flexible options explains their outlook towards work in the following words – Work is what we do -not what we have to travel to!