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Work Anywhere

In the 1990s, the development of tools like the laptop computer, the cell phone, and high-speed modems resulted in extraordinary workplace flexibility. Laptops gave people immediate access to their organization's intranet, their email, and the Internet. With the proliferation of the Web, people could send and receive reports, analyses, voice mail, and email, whenever and wherever they wanted to. Technology became very sophisticated.

Telecommuting—working electronically outside of the office—is increasingly common. In 2001, 28.8 million people described themselves as telecommuters.[2] A recent survey of 1,000 Internet users found that 82 percent of those who participated said they had a home office, 69 percent reported they worked in their home office at least once a day, and 43 percent observed that they were spending more time in that home office than they had a year ago.[3] The U.S. Census Bureau reported that about 17 million small businesses were home-based in 2001.[4] More and more, work is moving to the worker instead of the worker moving to the work.


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