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It’s a new year, and lots of folks are thinking about career changes. Telecommuting has long been a dream for many of us – no more long commutes, the ability to look for work regardless of where you live – but it’s remained an elusive dream for many of us. Ian Cook thinks telecommuting’s time has come. He is director, research and learning, at British Columbia’s Human Resources Management Association, and he spends a lot of time thinking about trends in human resources. I asked him about what’s fueling the trend towards telecommuting, and we looked at the pros and cons.

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If you’re interested in this topic, you may also be interested in these interviews: Seth Godin and Matthew B. Crawford on What Really Matters at Work and the Value of Working with Your Hands; Andrew McAfee on Embracing Social Software at Work; Daniel Pink on What Really Motivates Us.