The dark side of working remotely

In a new study finds a third of the global workforce works remotely, yet two thirds are disengaged and those who work remotely are less likely to consider it a long-term job.

Research shows that remote workers are more productive, with flexibility and freedom.

But, there are some cons.

Millennial Career and Workplace Expert, Speaker, NY Times Bestselling Author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace and the study's Dan Schawbel said working remotely has its dark side

"People who work are more likely to be isolated, feel lonely and that hurts their health, productivity and team and organizational commitment. You're much less tied to the company, so you won't be there as long," said Schawbel.

He said it's important to use video conferencing phone calls and off-site team building activities to make remote workers feel connected.

He said leaders need to work on creating and supporting human connections, while not relying on solely on technology.

"I think that it's very important to use video conferencing phone calls and do off-site team building activities to socialize your workforce so they feel more connected and that they belong," said Schawbel.

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