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Can technology help remote workers to be happier?

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A rising number of young professionals are working remotely and preferring a nomadic lifestyle. The trend shows no sign of fading either, with the World Economic Forum calling remote working ‘one of the biggest drivers of transformation’ in the workplace[1]. According to the Work Foundation, the trend is likely to continue too, as the research predicts that by 2020, 70% of organisations will allow their staff to work from home.

But does remote working make us happier, which leads to better engaged and more productive? According to the research so far, working from home involves significant trade-offs. On the plus side, remote workers tend to be more satisfied with their jobs[2]; feel less time pressure[3], exhaustion[4], and stress from meetings[5]; and experience less work-life conflict[6]. But they also have a lower sense of inclusion[7]and get less feedback and social support[8]leading remote workers feeling better personally, but their work relationships seem to seriously suffer.

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Global Teams

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To succeed in the worldwide economy today, an ever increasing number of organizations are depending on a geographically scattered workforce. They construct teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the globe, joined with profound, local knowledge of the most encouraging markets. They draw on the advantages of global diversity, uniting individuals from different societies with varied work experiences and alternate points of view on key and strategic challenges. This enables multinational organizations to contend in the present business condition. However, managers who really lead worldwide groups are up against stiff difficulties. Creating effective work groups is sufficiently hard when everybody is nearby and individuals share a similar office space. But, when team members originate from various nations and  cultures and are working in different locations, communications can quickly crumble, misconception can follow, and collaboration can deteriorate i…