Collaboration, videoconferencing and security are all essential elements of modern telework strategies, but managers can’t forget the human element.
Work can be done from anywhere, right? It’s the promise of the modern age.
Earlier this year, polling firm Gallup reported that 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016, up four percentage points since 2012, according to The New York Times.
Companies, especially those that employ knowledge workers, need the right mix of technologies and policies to make remote work successful for their employees. Some companies are choosing to forgo telework to foster greater collaboration in the office. For companies that continue to support remote work, here are some approaches they can take to make it successful: