When employers consider allowing remote work or hiring freelance contractors, they often have the fear that productivity may drop as a result. They fear that allowing someone to work from home will result in more distractions. After all, the TV is there, the laundry needs to be done, the dog needs a walk, etc. They may even fear that less direct supervision will bring out the worst in people, and theyâ€™ll end up with employees who oversleep, hardly work, take extended lunch breaks, and more. But more and more organizations are finding that is simply not the case. In fact, theyâ€™re finding that allowing employees to work remotely (and/or hiring freelancers) can improve productivityâ€”both for the individual and for the organization. Letâ€™s look at a few of the reasons why.