Remote Work Guide

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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.

What's in the Remote Work Guide

What is Remote Work?What is Remote Work?

What is Remote Work?

Benefits of Working From HomeBenefits of Working From Home

Benefits of Working From Home

Remote Work Disadvantages & ChallengesRemote Work Disadvantages & Challenges

Remote Work Disadvantages & Challenges

How to Write a Remote Work PolicyHow to Write a Remote Work Policy

How to Write a Remote Work Policy

How to Hire Remote EmployeesHow to Hire Remote Employees

How to Hire Remote Employees

Virtual Onboarding for Remote EmployeesVirtual Onboarding for Remote Employees

Virtual Onboarding for Remote Employees

How to Manage Remote Workers & Virtual TeamsHow to Manage Remote Workers & Virtual Teams

How to Manage Remote Workers & Virtual Teams

Building a Positive Remote Working CultureBuilding a Positive Remote Working Culture

Building a Positive Remote Working Culture

Managing Remote MeetingsManaging Remote Meetings

Managing Remote Meetings

Virtual Team Building Activities & Ice BreakersVirtual Team Building Activities & Ice Breakers

Virtual Team Building Activities & Ice Breakers

Avoiding Stress & BurnoutAvoiding Stress & Burnout

Avoiding Stress & Burnout

Tips for How to Work From HomeTips for How to Work From Home

Tips for How to Work From Home

Setting Up a Home OfficeSetting Up a Home Office

Setting Up a Home Office

Remote Collaboration Tools & SoftwareRemote Collaboration Tools & Software

Remote Collaboration Tools & Software

Remote Work StatisticsRemote Work Statistics

Remote Work Statistics

What is the Future of Remote Work?What is the Future of Remote Work?

What is the Future of Remote Work?

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FAQ

GlossaryGlossary

Glossary