Thanks to technology, we can share ideas freely with those in every corner of the globe. We can collaborate on projects in real-time, even at great distances. We can partner with professionals who have the skill sets we seek—no matter where they are in the world.

With these new technologies come new ways of working. The days when a physical presence in a cubicle from 9-to-5 was required are rapidly giving way to a new era of flexible work.

But what does this new world of work look like in practice? And what do companies and workers need to know about its benefits in order to remain competitive? Let’s start with a simple definition.

Read the full article on UpWork. 

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