Is Remote Work Good for Diversity?

Ask any CEO or HR director today about their priorities, and they’re bound to list remote work and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) among the top five.  And while these might seem like unrelated issues, multiple studies have found a surprising correlation between DE&I and virtual work.  For instance:  

Can Remote Teams Have Strong Cultures?

Culture is an intangible yet invaluable asset for any organization.  When people feel a sense of shared identity with their coworkers and commitment to the organization’s mission, it improves day-to-day performance and long-term talent retention.  But what happens to an organization’s culture when people work remotely, instead of side-by-side?

Why Managers Struggle with Remote Teams

Multiple studies have found remote workers are 5% to 13% more productive than on-site workers, but you might not know it from talking to their managers.   Nearly 40% of managers surveyed by Australia’s Curtin University expressed reservations about managing remote workers, and 72% of managers in a SHRM study said they’d prefer having their entire team in the office.

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