Remote Leadership

How to Build Trust With Remote Employees

This is the first article in a four-part series about engaging a remote workforce.

Employees want more control over when and where they work. More than half of employees (53%) say a role that allows them to have greater work-life balance is "very important" to them. A similar percentage of employees (51%) say they would change jobs to have one that offered them flextime.

Today's employees want flexibility to work remotely when they choose, or they are already working remotely because they can do their jobs anywhere.

With 43% of U.S. employees working remotely at least some of the time, managers need to focus on what their off-site workers need to unlock their performance potential every day.

In this series of articles for managers with remote employees, we will provide analytics, advice and insights for enhancing the relationship between managers and remote workers. It is only when managers understand the importance of their relationship with their remote employees that they can begin to individualize their approach to helping these workers achieve higher performance.