By Eric Frisch, 10x Management Writer
There are a lot of benefits to working remotely both for workers and for businesses. For workers, working remotely allows increased independence, more flexibility, no commuting, and savings on everything from gas to formal clothing.
For a business, hiring remote workers can increase access to the best talent available (because you can select a worker from anywhere in the world!), reduce hiring costs, allow you to scale quickly and efficiently, and create a more welcoming environment for staff who appreciate flexibility in their jobs.
But allowing remote work at a business and implementing it are completely different things. It’s easy to say, “From now on, we are going to allow people to work remotely,” but in practice this can be a difficult policy to adopt. A business needs to know that people are performing at a high level, whether from the office, a home office, or on the road. How do you know if people are actually working if you can’t see them? Of course, it starts with trust.
At 10x Management, we also believe that the quality of work will speak for itself. If the work is done, and well done at that, and you don’t need to bother people about deadlines, then it’s likely safe to say that people are doing their jobs. We’ve found that the most talented programmers in the world do not like to be micromanaged. When you perform work at a 10x level, the quality stands out.
For those that have already implemented remote work practices at their businesses, and for those considering it, here are some apps that we find really facilitate remote work:
Great for Teams:
Great for Time Tracking:
Great for Health & Well-Being:
Great for Project Management:
Great for Administration & Document-Sharing:
For a more complete list, check out the Top 20 Remote Working Apps
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