We are living in a digital world, and it’s likely that every manager has thought seriously about hiring remote workers.
Remote work is no longer a thing of the future – it’s now.
In fact, it’s been around since the dawn of time - how else do you think armies were able to navigate world wars, or multi-national corporations were able to set up remote offices in far-flung locations? Examples of distributed teams are everywhere if you look for them.
After all, even if your team works in the same office, they are basically working “remotely” already - they are just across the room in front of their computers. With everyone being digitally connected, what’s the difference if we are on a different floor, across town, across the country, or on the other side of the world?
As we have demonstrated before, there are not a lot of down sides to working remotely if you know what you’re doing. However, employees and managers must approach distributed work differently than if they are operating locally in a collaborative office.
Related: How to Make the Case to Your Boss to Work Remotely