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Why Bringing Remote Workers Back Into the Office Might Not Be the Right Answer

Published: 16 August 2019

ID: G00385128

Analyst(s): Diane Berry , Carol Rozwell , De'Onn Griffin


Corporate giants such as Yahoo, Wells Fargo and IBM have eliminated their remote work programs, believing that will promote better collaboration and innovation. But CIOs should be cautious and first address these key issues before making the decision to halt a remote work program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Gauge the Importance of Remote Work to Your Workforce by Formally Assessing Current Remote Personnel
  • Determine the Costs and Risks Associated With Bringing Remote Workers Back On-Site by Analyzing Expenses, Lost Time
  • Focus on Flexibility, Not Remote Work, by Being Open to Alternative Work Arrangements

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