Creating and Managing a Successful Remote Team

Many employees today can and do work from anywhere, whether it’s a home office or table at Starbucks. Virtual workers and remote teams are fast becoming the norm, and companies that can master the recruitment, management, and communication tools needed to ensure their effectiveness reap significant benefits; these include both lower costs and the ability to hire workers based on ability, not location. That said, some organizations aren’t entirely sold on the idea, especially for employees involved with technical, sales, or creative work. In these instances, remote teams can seem to entail greater risk than office based workers, which some believe are easier to manage and control.