If you’re building planes, you must be in the production hangar. For many jobs, however, if you have an internet connection, you can work anywhere and with a lot of schedule flexibility.
Yet executives continue to mount an epic fight against working remotely. It’s wrongheaded.
Working virtually has many compelling advantages: It reduces overhead costs, and it’s more sustainable. It’s highly valued by millennials, the largest generation in the workforce (and others, too), and virtual employees are more productive.