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More people looking to further their career development plan by getting a new job could be working from home in the future because it increases productivity.
That is according to Peter Thomson, research director for the Telework Association, who said that more businesses need convincing that home-working can benefit both businesses and employees.
Furthermore, speaking to Badenoch and Clark’s Insight magazine, he added that a truly flexible working environment means that people can do many working jobs at home at a "time to suit the individual worker".
His comments come as the Telework Association launches a new online poll to see what people's views on flexible working are.
Last Friday, 20 May 2011, was National Work from Home Day and Mr Thomson added that he hopes the week will help "raise awareness" of the benefits of employing people to work from home.
"Despite the clear evidence that home workers are more productive, many employers are reluctant to allow people some flexibility in where they work," he said.