While going through my LinkedIn thread today, I found this article, and discovered that it succinctly tells what’s needed for an effective and positive experience in having a remote workplace:
How Can a Company That is Largely Remote Be a Great Place to Work? by Carlos N. Escutia
The author, Carlos N. Escutia, makes his main point that it’s not about location that matters, but rather how you communicate and work as a team. Based on my own experiences of working remotely for most of the past ten years, I agree with his perspective, and his approach to how leadership demands are different, yet the same as if you are in an office. The idea is that trust is a big part of things, and feeling connected to what you do and who you work with matters more than the physical location. I have found that to be very true. Over the years, I had developed some great working relationships with people I’d never met in person. Why? Because we kept our lines of communication open, discussed things with each other as frankly as we would had we been in the office–sometimes more so because we didn’t have to worry whether our conversations were private or not–and having people who were dedicated to the work that would put their full effort in.
What is your reaction and your thoughts after reading this article? Include your comments below.