5 keys to cultivating a productive remote staff

Smart technology and soaring office rental costs make telecommuting increasingly attractive for employers, and employees see it as a top perk. Here’s how to keep everyone connected.

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Remote working has gone mainstream.

Forty-three percent of employees have worked remotely at some point in the last year, though some companies are still resisting this trend. IBM, for example, recently reversed its remote working policies. Will (and should) others follow IBM’s lead?

Research suggests that remote employees produce better work and stay more loyal to their employer. “Flexibility” is consistently rated a top workplace perk—sometimes higher than cash. Transitioning to a remote policy comes with its own challenges, however.

Follow these five tips, and you’ll be well on your way to cultivating a happier, more productive remote workforce:

1. Stay connected.

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