There are lots of compelling reasons to work remotely — but some business leaders and employment experts argue that it’s better to work onsite.
Virtual teams — geographically scattered colleagues who use high-tech communication — are now common in many organizations. Some of those team members are remote workers and some still work onsite, in the traditional office.
Plenty of pundits have examined this trend and decided the office is a dead man walking. But if remote work is indeed going to kill office work, get ready for a tough time. Remote work can be hard, both for workers and their managers. Even if the employer has a good flexible working policy and the employee has the right skills for remote work, there aredownsides to working from home.
Why all the talk of the death of the office? Here are 10 shining examples of how onsite work trumps remote work. They include comments by a British industry panel led by national daily The Guardian and conference call company Powwownow.
1: Working onsite fosters innovation
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