percent of the workforce now work from home half of the time. There is a concern, however, that the increase numbers of employees working from home is hurting morale as team members might not feel that it’s fair for them to be in the office while others are able to get compensated for work while being in the comfort of their home. The trend makes sense for an increasing number of businesses — roughly 50 percent of the workforce has a job where it’s feasible to replace travel with technology. This is a great cost saving to companies as along with As far back as 2014, the reported that working from home can lead to a dramatic, 13.5 percent increase in productivity while contributing to overall employee wellness and happiness. Employees who work from home at least part of the time are often healthier, more engaged, less distracted, more productive and far cheaper to employ — but what does teambuilding look like in the era of the mobile, remote workplace? Can a far- flung, geographically scattered workforce achieve the same level of cohesiveness, 3 | P a g e
ASSIGNMENT 1 4 communication, engagement, collaborative strength, accountability and overall efficiency as those who work the same hours at the same place? 4 | P a g e
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- Winter '16
- Jean Francis
- Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Webex, Remote Team Building