In 1990, I started a publication that eventually employed more than 35 people, hiring writers, lab and art directors, publishing designers and editors from around the country. At the time it was a radical notion to get the best people to work for me by collaborating from remote locations.
Since then, teleworking has taken off. David Clemons is one of the co-authors of the book “Managing the Mobile Workforce: Leading, Building, and Sustaining Virtual Teams” and calculates that in 2011 there were more than one billion worldwide mobile workers. And nearly 75 percent of the U.S. workforce is also mobile, if not working remotely part of the time.