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We Work Remotely | Learn more about the History of Remote Work and where it's going!
Remote work isn't new; it's just growing in popularity thanks to technology and the exposure to hashtags like #DigitalNomad and #WorkFromAnywhere on social media. Remote workers weren't born overnight when the internet was first created in the 1980s. Working remotely was the norm long before downtown offices and commuting even existed.

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Early times

Before the Industrial revolution, everyone worked out of their home and sold their goods from there. With the Industrial Revolution came the need for automation and factories, and employ...

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From factories to cubicles to WiFi

Just after WW2, there was a rise in corporate headquarters and larger office spaces and cubicles. During this time, the 8-hour workday was established.

Then came the advancements in computer...

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Remote work is common

4.3 million people currently work from home in the United States at least half of the time, and this figure has grown by 150% in the last 13 years.  

Remote workers&...

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The future of remote work

48% of companies are currently using freelancers. Many are seeing positive results. Remote workers are more productive and accomplish more in less time.

With a growing suite of tools,...

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Technology connects workers and employees

  • Team collaboration tools combine the virtual office and water cooler, as the team can touch base with other employees working across the globe.
  • Project management tool...

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