Whether due to technology advancements or generational mindset changes, the nature of how we work is shifting. The data shows that distributed, flexible, and now, global teams are the future, and they’re certainly the answer to creating business resiliency in times of crisis.
In 2010, analyst firm Garner predicted that by 2020, half of the world would be working outside of the traditional office setting.
Today, an International Workplace Group study shows that 70 percent of the global workforce telecommutes at least one day per week. Remote workers, in general, have increased by 115% over the last decade. And Deloitte reports that almost 75% of millennials believe that a remote work policy is important.
Now it’s time to ask:
- What does this mean for your business?
- Why should you build a remote, global team?
- And, once you’re ready to do so, what should you do first?