Why and how to transition to a virtual workplace

Despite the trepidation of many top execs, employees working remotely are more engaged and productive. The technologies are already in place, so use them. Here are four tips to get started.

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If you’re building planes, you must be in the production hangar. For many jobs, however, if you have an internet connection, you can work anywhere and with a lot of schedule flexibility.

Yet executives continue to mount an epic fight against working remotely. It’s wrongheaded.

Working virtually has many compelling advantages: It reduces overhead costs, and it’s more sustainable. It’s highly valued by millennials, the largest generation in the workforce (and others, too), and virtual employees are more productive.

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