Remote work is good for people, companies and the planet, as long as those same people and companies resist the temptation to become extensions of their computers, find ways to celebrate their humanity and create cultures of meaning on remote teams.
 

 

 

Benefits of Remote Work

 
 
Employee Benefits of remote work include: less exposure to airborne illness or reduction in sick days, healthier eating habits, increased savings, increased work-life balance, and reductions in overall work related stress.
 
 

 

Downsides of Remote Work

 
Downsides of remote work include: effective team management, trust, communication, lack of social contact and sense of community.
 

 

How to Stay human and create cultures of meaning

 
Remote teams are results focused, supportive of work-life balance, trustworthy, purposeful driven, and a meaningful part of the large economy.
 
Remote teams that focus on balancing work, play, and rest by using a strategic combination of virtual tools and in-person retreats will experience more personal, team, and organizational harmony.
 
Remote teams can use adventure to increase bonding, trust, productivity, and so much more.
 
Community outreach is a great way for remote teams to develop leadership skills, increase productivity, humanity, promotes bonding, invokes brand loyalty, and attracts and retains staff.
 
Remote teams can promote human connection with rituals, check-ins, the practice of working out loud, quality training, and regular in-person custom company retreats.
 
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