This is a very interesting topic for many companies and also for me as I am a remote worker. It seems like businesses have come to the agreement that employees can be more productive and see that there are many benefits however there are also drawbacks.
Personally I often crave being around people which during a quieter week can be a challenge, beyond socialisation there is another challenge and that is that most companies still have foundations built on managing performance and face to face motivation.
Luckily for me I have worked in a couple of organisations that have fully embraced remote working and what was apparent is that in order for it to become a sustainable business model, those companies need to invest in the development of truly transformational leadership, devise crystal clear goals and work harder than ever at creating a feeling of purpose driven team work.
Home workers really need to self manage but leadership become more important than ever.
Many studies have shown that remote working allows employees to be more productive and happier – having the choice to either work from the office or remotely, gives staff a sense of freedom.