Today’s workplace is a global one, with companies and even teams that stretch across geographical boundaries. Distance is no longer a barrier to collaboration, thanks to technologies that allow for instantaneous communication across state and country borders. The idea of supervising and working with employees in a virtual setup is hence becoming a common phenomenon.

While flexible jobs have come under quite a bit of scrutiny from businesses, and government agencies, at present a good number of companies are gathering professionals from remote places to provide versatile energy of workers at the workplace. A new survey conducted by FlexJobs shows that over 3,100 professionals, only 7 percent of workers say the office is their location of choice if they need to be most productive on important work-related projects.