Gartner Research

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

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.