Remote workers more engaged than those in the office? Read on, says management coach

A terrific article in the latest Harvard Business Review – ‘Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged' – is a must-read. It explains the results of a feedback process in an organisation that revealed team members who were not in the same location with their leaders were more engaged and committed to their work and leader, than team members in the office. The author, Scott Edinger, explains why. See: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/08/are_you_taking_your_people_for.html

 

Flexible working practices increase productivity

For a recent study looking at the link between flexible working practices and increased productivity, see the Regus study It found that 76% of small-business owners and managers surveyed believed their company was more productive as a result of allowing employees more choice over where and when they worked. It also found 64 per cent of larger organisations agreed.  Source: EEO Trust, NZ.