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Home working tipped to become the norm by 2025

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Britain's next generation of young adults will be more likely to work from home than in the office, it has been predicted.

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Britain's next generation of young adults will be more likely to work from home than in the office, it has been predicted. In a poll of technology students conducted by Virgin Media Business, 70 per cent of respondents believed that home working will become the norm by 2025. According to cable.co.uk, the students cited the rise of video conferencing, social media and cloud computing as key factors in making home working a more attractive option for businesses and employees. Many of these students might feel the need to buy a garden office for their home so they have a room dedicated to their profession. Many homeworkers have stated the need to have a separate room solely to their job, in order to avoid distractions in their home. In an interview with thedrum.com, Virgin Media Business managing director Mark Heraghty claimed that the students' views were very similar to predictions made by inventors and technology experts in a previous study. He said: "These students are the engineers, inventors and IT directors of the future and seeing their enthusiasm for advances in technology shows just how close this future already is. Just like these students, we foresee a future where ubiquitous connectivity will underpin many aspects from both our work and personal lives."

Author:

Joe Elvin

21st December 2012