In February 2013, Yahoo made headlines around the globe when news leaked of a companywide memo announcing the end of telecommuting, effective June 1. One week later, Best Buy followed suit. Though the official explanation by both companies was that the move was brought on by a need to build company culture, it left many wondering if the days of remote work options are dwindling.
Despite the shift from telecommuting at some companies, research suggests that allowing it is advantageous to the employer. According to Washington State University psychology professor Tahira Probst, PhD, studies confirm a positive correlation between telecommuting and significantly higher levels of job satisfaction and performance, and reduced turnover and stress. Given those benefits, managers may be the prime beneficiaries of remote work options, provided they know how to manage toward a successful arrangement.
Here are four ways to manage re...(register to read more)