Tuesday, May 15, 2007

European homeworking

Europe has very different attitudes to homeworking, according to IT Pro who spoke to Gartner analyst Caroline Jones about future homeworking trends. "In the UK, it's popular and suits the way we do things," she said. "If you go to Southern places, like France and Spain, far fewer of the corporate population are teleworking. The idea of mixing home and work life is not something they've wanted to do. Nordic nations are ahead of the curve largely because of government help in the form of tax cuts for companies that supply PCs and internet connections in the homes of their employees - a good boost to the economy as it encourages people to take up the internet. Such programs are not on offer here in the UK." She added that the UK has a high proportion of homeworkers despite not much direct intervention from the government."

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