I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

In this excellent piece entitled Remote Reservations: Why Managers Are Afraid To Let Employees Work Virtually the author explores the myths surrounding remote working. Each myth is dealt with in detail. Great read.

Here they are:

Myth #1: “My team only wants to work remotely so they can work from the beach.”
Myth #2: “If I let one employee work remotely, I’ll have to let everyone work remotely.”
Myth #3: “My business will lose credibility or prestige without an office space for client meetings.” Myth #4: “Promotions are instinctively based on visibility, so if my team members work offsite they will be sacrificing career growth.”
Myth #5: “I need my team close by in case I urgently need to speak with them.”
Myth #6: “If workers work remotely, they’ll be distracted by laundry and kids and traveling and never get any work done.”

Which have you heard?