You know that at least some of your employees want to work from home. But do you know how important it is to their satisfaction and productivity? As flexible work options have become more common in recent years, many companies are finding out, with one survey of more than 1,000 companies showing that small businesses consistently provide flexibility at higher levels than their largest counterparts (the authors left out medium-size firms, but maintain that they fall in between). Giving employees the flexibility they crave, it turns out, is not at all hard to do--the improved company performance that comes with having a satisfied work force sees to that.

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