Take a look at this data from the startup scene in Ireland. The source is a report compiled by ClearStory entitled “Startup Trend Report” covering the periods 2016 - 2018 (Get your copy here)
Notice the rise of remote work and the gig economy. I believe that we will see this trend continue to expand and not just for startups and not just in Ireland but globally.
I recently shared the Government of Ireland’s 2019 climate action plan in which they too encourage remote work as a way to get cars off the roads.
The remote work mega trend is gaining momentum because it's clear that people are much happier and healthier if they have workplace flexibility, because the technology has gotten really good and because this is a way to dramatically reduce commutes and in some cases eliminate them altogether.
This is the way all smart companies will operate in future.