The Many Benefits of Letting Employees Work Virtually

Remote Reservations: Why Managers Are Afraid To Let Employees Work Virtually

Professionals around the world are wanting, seeking—even demanding remote work more than ever, but not enough virtual roles are available to meet demand—which leads to the thought: Why aren’t more companies going remote?

In my decade of advising businesses on how to transition their operations and culture to be remote-friendly, I’ve consistently heard six excuses from managers about why virtual collaboration won’t work for them—myself included! In 2006, I was an operations manager and kept the distribution of my team a secret in fear of being perceived externally as an unreliable company. Now, I regret not capitalizing on the benefits of remote work earlier on in my business—and so do the companies that have shared the same excuses.