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Welcome to the Remote Work Guide by Wrike
Remote work has become synonymous with our understanding of the modern workplace. Over the last decade, changing attitudes about how, when, and where we work have influenced trends in hiring and digital communication. In fact, 78% of respondents in one HR survey said that flexible work was the top non-monetary benefit for employee retention.
As global health mandates shift our perception of in-person office attendance, remote working has seemingly become an exercise in optimizing productivity, collaboration, and team management. Teams are changing the ways in which they share information, stay connected, and achieve more.
Though more pronounced now, it’s clear that workplace flexibility has been top of mind for job seekers and employers for many years. Work stress, the environmental impact of commuting, and poor work-life balance are all among the reasons employees have sought greater flexibility in their professional lives through remote work.
At Wrike, we know a thing or two about dispersed teams. Our teams are spread across 8 offices in 6 countries and 7 different time zones. Like everybody else, working remotely has become a huge part of our New Normal.
Our remote work guide will hopefully demystify some of the challenges, benefits, and trends happening in remote working right now. We’ll break down why remote work creates opportunities for diverse hiring, how to avoid communication silos when working apart, and even ways to virtually onboard a new employee. Yes, virtual onboarding can be daunting — so we’ll talk about ways to make that painless, and maybe even fun.
This guide will also offer remote work resources on crafting a work from home policy, managing a remote team, maintaining company culture, and even setting up your home office.
Remote working is here to stay. With this remote working guide, we hope to help you build an infrastructure of practical solutions, remote work resources, and employee networking best practices.