Remote work has become the new norm for millions of workers across the United States. It saves employees time, it can save employers money, and everyone gets to avoid the slog of a commute.
But working from home also comes with challenges—crying babies and barking dogs interrupting conference calls, or your boss pinging you in the evening just as you were getting into an intense scene in Ozark.
In our always-on culture, the benefits of working from home can easily be negated by the expectation of constant availability. Instead, both employers and employees should think about nontraditional work