How to manage a remote workforce? Here is Answer

More than 70% of people around the world work away from the office at least once a week, according to a 2018 study by IWG plc. While 53% work remotely for at least half of the week.

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For founder of Insured By Us Ben Webster, engaging and activating a remote workforce is all about manufacturing “the water cooler moment”.

“They might be talking about what’s on TV or what they did yesterday, or did they win sport or their puppy.” 

This week’s #FoodForThought tackles remote working and takes a deep dive into what motivated Webster to create a company with 24 employees, across 5 timezones and 12 locations.

Why I find Happiness in the “struggle”​

“I’d just had a baby. I wanted to be a present dad. I wanted to be able to work from home to start with, for the first couple of years of their lives, and I wanted to make sure that I was around and they knew who I was.”

Loyal Employees are your Most Valuable Asset!

How does your company approach remote working? How has working remotely improved your productivity? Share your ‘water cooler moments’ in the comments below.

#FoodForThought is a video series serving up food for your brain and fuel for your body. Exploring news headlines, economic trends and workforce issues and washing them down with a healthy snack. Subscribe and share your thoughts.