Source: Douglas Magazine
Author: Alex Van Tol
Keep Your Team Together in a World of Working Remotely
The world of work is changing dramatically. Going and gone are corner offices and 9-to-5 work days. In many workplaces, some employees work on site, others pop in via video, and still others share “hot desks” or text in from co-working spaces. According to a Global Analytics survey, 80 per cent of employees want to work remotely part or all of the time.
Remote working has big advantages — and big worries. In fact, a major fear for employers is the loss of control once they open themselves up to hiring remote workers.
And that fear is not unfounded — when you hire remote employees, you do lose that in-house contact, be it the simple water-cooler exchanges or the regular in-person conversations that make it so easy to stay up to date on what’s happening.