This is an excellent piece by Iman Jalali entitled The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team
In it he discusses three major elements to accomplishing this.
Communication (I loved the idea of creating a communication schedule)
Trust (Hiring the right people is a must!)
Company culture (this is to me is the all important one)
He concludes his piece in this way:
"Remember that every day, working with a remote team is a new experience. You may run into some unique problems -- like how to reconcile time zones --- that make you look at the team environment differently. You’ll adapt your policies, and think up new ones to account for these unexpected issues."
Working remotely is becoming a *major* trend world-wide as I discussed in my Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday but it must be approached strategically as outlined in our Designing a Mobile Workforce program.