Workplace Flexibility: What are YOU doing?

Workplace flexibility initiatives are moving more workers out of cubicles and into home offices. This can represent meaningful cost savings for companies, reduced stress for employees and higher productivity. The challenge for management is to keep these isolated employees working well together. 

How are you devising ways to make isolated employees feel connected?

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To me, flexibility is anything BUT flexible. People have rigid set schedules, have to ask permission, and some get flexibility and others don't.

In a Results-Only Work Environment, you trust people to get their work done. Giving people control over when and where they do their best work gives them the ultimate control over their lives without asking for permission.

Our company recently moved the majority of our staff to home office set-ups (Telecommuters). Potential "isolated employees" was at the top of our list of concerns when moving from a corporate setting to an office in your house.

We are utilizing streaming video and webcams as much as possible. Weekly webex conferences, hangouts in Google+, text messaging, social media interaction, and quarterly face to face meetings are all part of our plan to keep employees engaged.

What are other companies doing to keep Telecommuting employees engaged?

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