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Remote working on the decline

Job cut fears and the cooling economy are causing workers to shun mobile working, according to a Microsoft Windows Mobile report.

Last year 40% of workers did some form of remote working, yet just 10% feel they are able to this year, preferring to be seen in the office to improve job security.
Employers are reducing the opportunities to work remotely too. Last year 60% of firms offered it; today it is 50%. Nine out of ten workers feel they lack the freedom to work remotely.
"It's a depressing situation," says Microsoft mobility spokesperson James McCarthy. "Economic uncertainty is undoubtedly sapping business confidence. Senior managers seem reluctant to try new things while employees are perhaps understandably adopting a 'being seen mentality in case troubled times arrive."