Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Claire Gordon
Rachel Lehman's virtual company, FiveCurrents. allows her to work from home.
Rachel Lehman's virtual company, FiveCurrents. allows her to work from home.

Rachel Lehman spends her days at her kitchen table in Corte Madera, Calif., except for a few hours in the afternoon. That's when she runs all the life errands you can imagine as a single mother of two. Lehman earns six figures as the executive president of business affairs at a major events company, but she only sits in the same room as the other executives once every few months.

As businesses across the country debate whether to let employees work from home, and how much, Lehman's company has already taken this idea to its ultimate conclusion. FiveCurrents is a completely and truly virtual company. The core executive team is scattered from Atlanta to L.A. to Portland, and there are few complaints.

"'Can we please have an office where I can commute with everyone else, and sit in my car and listen to NPR?' We don't hear that," says Lehman.