Many managers fear that letting employees work from home will result in lowered productivity, family distractions, and overall slacking. However, extreme weather that limits employee mobility, like the recent polar vortex with its record-setting -53 degrees in Minneapolis and -27 degrees in Chicago, make strong remote work systems desirable. Companies that enable and even encourage off-presmises work are able to continue operations in situations like this, instead of suffering the economic losses associated with forced closures. Allowing employees to work remotely part or all of the time has additional benefits, as well.