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Rethink everything from how you schedule conference rooms to temperature control.

Thanks to the rise of mobility tools like Slack, Google Hangouts and the newly announced Facebook Workplace, fewer and fewer workers rely on an office to get work done every day. As a result, nearly 37 percent of the workforce elects to work remotely at least part of the time. And those who do say they are not only happier but more productive.

Still, not all companies embrace a flexible work-from-home policy. Marissa Mayer of Yahoo famously rolled back the company’s telecommuting allowance in 2013, citing that employees are more collaborative and innovative when working in proximity. Despite taking quite a bit of flack for the decision, Yahoo claimed it worked.

Authors: Justin Lee

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