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Never Lose Focus on the Front Lines

Operating remotely requires not only the right tech, it also takes engagement at all levels.

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Many businesses have decided to stick with the "work from home" arrangements that the pandemic forced on the world. Take, for example:

  • REI, the outdoor retailer, announced that it is selling its brand new, unused 8-acre corporate campus in Bellevue, Washington. In the same statement, CEO Eric Artz said the company will "lean into remote working as an engrained, supported, and normalized model" for employees.
  • Since first closing their offices last March, Zillow teams have evolved new and inspiringly creative ways to work together, support each other, and embrace the approximately 500 new employees they’ve onboarded, entirely remotely.
  • Research company Nielsen plans to convert its New York City offices into meeting spaces for employees as they continue to work from home even after the pandemic passes.

There is, however, an ah-ha realization when working from afar. Operating remotely requires not only the right mechanics, such as solid connectivity and efficient workflow. Logistics aside, it also takes engagement at all levels. Wherever the work gets done. The idea being a dispersed workforce, but never a detached one.

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