Why does remote work fail?

The more we learn about remote work, the more enticing it becomes for management and employees alike. Studies show that remote workers are happier, healthier and more productive and cost companies far less than requiring attendance in the office. Despite long-standing myths of the opposite, adopting remote work can be the most effective and efficient way to… »

Why employees love remote work

We live in a time of transition when it comes to remote work: people are doing it now more than ever, yet many are still hammering out how to make it work better. If you harbor some hesitations when it comes to allowing remote work, you’re not alone. There’s no doubt that managers can struggle… »

Managing Remote Employees Is Easier when You Quit These Old Habits

Managing remote employees is challenging. Really challenging. You’re often working across different time zones with people you rarely see in work settings that you have very little (if any) control over. There are also countless benefits to be reaped from remote workforces. For example: Remote employees are 20% more productive and almost twice as likely… »

Challenges of Managing Remote Teams (and How to Overcome Them)

Remember when Microsoft painted this terrifying picture of the future of remote work? It’s enough to send shivers down even the biggest, most badass workhorse’s spine. It’s also not all that accurate. At least, not in our experiences with managing remote teams. In reality, countless studies show how remote employees tend to be more engaged… »

5 Brilliant Quotes to Inspire Productivity When Working Remotely

If there’s one thing the world’s productivity gurus have in common, it’s this: They get things done. Tim Ferris had published his first New York Times best seller by age 30. Stephen Covey’s seven habits are still in circulation after two-and-a half decades, and David Allen’s created an international empire of coaching services, events and… »

Creative Ways to Stay Engaged when You Work from Home

“Working from home will be a dream,” they said. “You’ll have more time for your kids,” they predicted. “You won’t ever sit in traffic again,” they claimed. Well, yes. And no. Working remotely is dreamy. It’s easier to carve out work hours based on when you’re most productive and set up a workspace exactly how… »

Don’t Let Remote Work Kill Your Culture Of Camaraderie

True company culture—the kind that’s studied, scrutinized and shaped into clearly-communicated core values—is what separates a business that stays afloat from one that rides the waves of success. Culture is what divides the Kip Tindells and Shake Shacks of the world from the John Chambers and Wal-Marts. It has the power to attract brilliant employees… »

10 Stats That’ll Change the Way You Think About Remote Work

If the thought of remote work conjures up images of pajama-clad parents with piles of pizza boxes in the background, it’s time to think again. Studies continue to show that the typical telecommuter is highly experienced and exceptionally engaged—and often more productive than the average in-office employee. We’re still not sure why Yahoo’s CEO recently… »

Committing to Remote Work

In 2008 I had graduated college and accepted a full time role at Gray Matter Technologies*, where I’d become the first remote employee. I had interned with Gray Matter my entire senior year, we had built up enough trust that they were willing to let me continue working for them when I moved 4 hours… »