Grow Remote through its' chapters is having a significant impact on policy in Ireland at Government level.
The research paper on Remote Work in Ireland is a deliverable of Future Jobs Ireland 2019, which places a focus on fostering participation in the labour force through flexible working solutions.
Future Jobs Ireland focuses on five pillars, namely:
1. Embracing Innovation and Technological Change
2. Improving SME Productivity
3. Enhancing Skills and Developing
and Attracting Talent
4. Increasing Participation in the Labour Force
5. Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy
In relation to rural development, the report suggests that one of the the key potential impacts of facilitating remote work in rural areas is maintaining and developing communities.
People can stay within their localities whilst pursuing their careers instead of moving or spend their workday in their community instead of commuting elsewhere.
There is a link to the report below, it would be good to hear your thoughts. Perhaps we can have a discussion at the next meet-up which will possibly be in early February.