Remote working is increasingly commonplace, but managing dispersed teams effectively brings fresh challenges
Today, 50% of the workforce works remotely in some capacity, with up to 80-90% claiming an interest in working from home at least part of the time. The rise of the gig economy and increasingly piecemeal nature of work today, means that this is a trend that is only set to continue.
And although not suitable for every organisation and role, remote working is a great means of orchestrating global projects in organisations with an international presence.
However, managing remote workers is a completely different beast to managing in-house team members, and brings with it a fresh load of unique challenges.
Here we look at how businesses and CIOs can manage remote workers to boost productivity, meet deadlines and retain talent.
Laurie Clarke is a staff writer for CIO UK and its sister titles Techworld and Computerworld UK. She studied psychology followed by a Masters in Journalism, and has since worked in marketing and as a freelance consumer insight writer. Her particular interests include consumer tech, startup tech culture and how technology is shaping society.