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.