3 Signs Your Team Shouldn’t Be Working Remotely

3 Signs Your Team Shouldn’t Be Working Remotely Avatar Posted by Sian Phillips under Human Resources
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 437 days ago
Made Hot by: Cathode Ray Dude on August 12, 2013 12:03 am
By Josh Cramer

Remote teams are growing in popularity, particularly for businesses that operate primarily online. Technology makes it easy to manage projects in the cloud, employees appreciate the flexibility to work from home, and a well-oiled remote team is often more productive than a shared office team.

On the other hand, a poorly functioning remote team can eat away at your effectiveness and completely destroy productivity. If even one of these problems is a persistent issue in your company, you’re better off calling the team home and focusing on working together in person.

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Written by HeatherStone
434 days ago

Hi Josh,

I think I'm going to disagree with point three. Many managers are not as skilled as they believe they are at spotting the difference between employees who simply look busy in the office and those that are truly contributing to the team. Depending on the nature of the work being done, it is generally pretty easy to identify weak links in a remote work setting particularly because work flow is such that literally everything can be seen by a manager or management team as it comes in. If workflow in a remote work setting is not transparent, then, of course, that is a whole different area that needs to be addressed.



Written by tiroberts
434 days ago

I actually agree with you, Heather. Good point.



Written by BizRock
435 days ago

Great points.It is so good article,thanks for sharing this with the Bizsugar community.



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