Offices often feel like families. And as with real families, it’s not unusual for some of the family members to live out of town. There’s at least one major difference, though: While no one expects you to invite Aunt Eileen to a birthday party she won’t be able to attend, there’s a price to pay when managers leave Remote Workers out of routine business activities.
“When we talk about the importance of building strong relationships with employees, there’s a growing contingent that we often neglect: those who don’t work in the main office,” explains Harvard Business Review contributor Michael Ferguson. “This means not just the 31 percent of Americans who work remotely four or five days a week, but also the people in satellite locations, where workers can easily feel forgotten.”
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