How companies evaluate remote work requests
Remote work is a hot topic. In my last post, I wrote about how industry, risk aversion, and culture impact a company’s approach and receptiveness to employee remote work requests. Here, I’d like to share some insights into how companies make the call on whether or not to approve requests.
Most companies, regardless of size, evaluate remote work requests on a case-by-case basis. Since that is inherently time consuming and can yield uneven treatment, and because companies anticipate increased requests, we are seeing growing interest in formalizing the process or clearly outlining eligibility.