Remote workers usually work from satellite offices of their organization, although some may work from home as well — unlike Telecommuters, who are generally understood to work from home or third party locations — and managing remote workers has a lot of overlap with managing other workers. It’s important to keep in close touch with remote workers and make sure they stay integrated with the rest of the team, and they should be evaluated using he same metrics and goals as comparable non-remote workers.
- Although managing remote employees is a challenge for business leaders and companies, there is evidence to show that it many of the rules that work for managing non-remote employees apply.
- Telecommuting and working remotely are often terms that are used interchangeably, but should not be, as they imply different things.
- Telecommuters generally work from home, while remote workers may simply be working at a satellite office, away from the central locus of control.
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