From Fast Company:
It’s time to get realistic about how people work in the 21st century. To the degree that we can acknowledge what is actually happening—and what is actually effective—we can begin to experiment with work hours in ways that simultaneously increase productivity and well-being.
Technology allows us asynchronous work from home options. Doctor do you care if your office manager submits the days insurance claims, sends out statements and records payments from the computer on the right side or the left side of the office? Of course not. Then why can’t she/he do it from a computer in a different building? Why not from home?
The 9-5, five day a week office work week was needed when everyone needed to be in the same place and have access to the supplies and data to do their job. Now all they need is a computer with an Internet connection and they can do the work from anywhere. Not just anywhere but any time.