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Global Telework on the Rise

Roughly 20 percent of the world’s workforce works from home at least once a week. Via Meadia’s telework coverage often focuses on the American experience, but remote working is frequently generating more success stories abroad. According to research done by Ipsos, China, Russia, Indonesia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia all have larger percentages of workers working from home. South Africa and India lead the world in telework, with both countries having 32 percent of their workforce engaged in fulltime telecommuting, and 82 percent working remotely at least once a week. Career advancement website has an infographic detailing the results of Ipsos’s research (h/t TechBeat):


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  • AnnSaltzafrazz

    How did they count farmers? Is a farmer who works his own land “working from home”? That would mean agrarian countries would automatically score high on the index compared to urban countries. Likewise, poorer countries are more likely to have a larger number of home industries, from creating farm products (milk, cheese, yarn, etc.,) sewing work, weaving, repair shops, etc., than more industrialized countries will. This would again skew the results in favor of lesser-developed countries.

    What we think of as telecommuting is not necessarily the same thing as “working from home.”

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