Throughout the past two decades, the nature of work has changed significantly. Knowledge work, characterized by unique problem solving, collaboration and mobility, now comprises a significant portion of work across our economy. Driven by greater complexity and enabled by advances in technology, the nature of work today both benefits from and permits more flexibility than ever before.
A vast portion of work today is no longer bound to a specific location or schedule. In short, a majority of work can be conducted anywhere and anytime. With this in mind, the state tested a telework pilot and found it to be very successful. Due to the pilot's success, the state plans to implement telework across all state agencies through an initiative entitled The New Workplace: Modernizing Where, How, and When Utah Works.