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The Top 3 Ways to Eliminate Information Sprawl in a Remote Work Environment

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Everyone already knew that remote work was becoming increasingly popular over the last five years. However, recent studies have shown that this trend has exploded in a way that few probably could have predicted. According to one recent report, approximately 4.7 million employees — representing roughly 3.4% of the workforce in the United States — were already working from home at least half the week. A massive 62% of people between the ages of 22 and 65-years-old said that they were working from home at least occasionally. But maybe the most interesting statistic of all is the following: about 44% of employees say that at least a few people on their current teams were working remotely full-time. Regardless of which way you look at it, it's clear that the popularity of remote work or telecommuting was a trend that showed absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Which brings us, of course, to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic… which changed the paradigm (perhaps permanently). Everyone was aware of the fact that remote work was the future of business — it's just that few probably could have predicted "the future" would arrive quite so soon. As the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world, roughly three out of every four Americans found themselves under some type of lockdown at the end of March 2020. This meant that remote work wasn't just a convenience — it became a necessity, practically overnight. Yes, it's absolutely true that by June, many nations had started to ease up those restrictions to allow businesses (and the economy) to function again. Meaning just a few short weeks after that report came out, things were already on their way back to normal. But when experts predicted a second wave of Coronavirus likely to hit in the Fall, it became clear that remote work is certainly here to stay. OPENING The Top 3 Ways to Eliminate Information Sprawl in a Remote Work Environment of employees say that at least a few people on their current teams were working remotely full-time of people between the ages of 22 and 65-years-old said that they were working from home at least occasionally. were already working from home at least half the week

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