Let’s set the scene: you’re off to run some morning errands and decide to stop into your favorite coffee shop for a quick pick-me-up or a bagel for the road. Whether this is a one-off occurrence or if you’re a regular, you’ve certainly come across at least a few people a day who are tucked away in a corner, diligently pattering away at their laptops.
Remote teams have been growing in number. In the U.S., the percentage of remote workers has increased from 9% in 1995 to 37% in 2015. This new business model has a lot of incredible benefits: being able to cull talent from around the world regardless of location, financial savings (no office building, etc.), and the convenience of everyone working their own hours rather than being crunched into the 9-5 workday.
While many remote workers report increased job satisfaction, what about those responsible for coordinating such teams?