Report: Remote Workers More Engaged, Committed

If your employees come into the office each day, it's natural to think that they're engaged and well-connected with one another. But that's a misperception, according to a recent blog post from the Harvard Business Review.

 

Scott Edinger, founder of Tampa-based Edinger Consulting Group, wrote that the physical proximity of an office gives the illusion that co-workers are communicative and working together efficiently. The opposite is true, however. Remote workers are actually more engaged and committed to their team, Edinger wrote.

 

One reason for this, Edinger pointed out, could be that members of virtual teams feel the physical distance between them makes interactions more valuable.

 

When people do not sit at adjacent desks, they try hard to connect with one another and maximize what little time they do spend speaking with one another.  Read More