Boost productivity

When remote teams are well managed, there is typically no loss in productivity – indeed, many firms report productivity gains, thanks to factors such as reduced distractions, increased employee engagement and more time spent working compared to commuting.

According to Global Workplace Analytics, companies including American Express, Compaq and Dow Chemical all reported improvements in productivity among remote-working staff. Sun Microsystems’ found that remote employees used 60% of their ‘saved’ commuting time to do extra work for the company. According to Insight, British Telecom found a 20% rise in productivity among its remote staff.