Marginalised members of socety – parents of young children / disabled / people who live in remote areas
Initial investments in the network infrastructure and hardware are balanced by an increased productivity and overall greater well-being of telecommuting staff (more quality family time, less travel-related stress), which makes the arrangement attractive to companies, especially those who face large operating costs related to the need for a central office. Although estimates vary on the number of workers telecommuting in the U.S., some studies anticipate that the number will rise over the next few years. Barriers to continued growth of telecommuting include distrust from employers and personal disconnectedness for employees.
Explain advantages to businesses
these 'hard' benefits catch the eye of many senior executives, the soft benefits, such as increased productivity and the scope to employ staff who live out of commuting range, are trickier to measure but are too often overlooked.