At the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival, Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg, co-founders of Leverage and self-proclaimed “productivity geeks,” spoke with Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, about the future of work. Their consensus? The remote workplace will continue to grow in popularity and prominence, since remote work affords the ultimate in flexibility, innovation, and value to both employees and the businesses. In addition, outsourcing tasks to virtual assistants or remote employees will continue to be an important way to streamline your business life, personal life, and truly maximize your time.
The biggest benefit of a remote workplace? There are no limits on your team’s talent base, regardless of whether you’re based in North Dakota or New Jersey. “Having an office limits your ability to get good talent. If you have the right tools and processes in place there’s really no reason why you need to work in person,” Nick said. Another benefit of a remote workplace? Allowing for a more flexible schedule allows people to follow their own unique work styles and optimal schedules. The result? Improved energy levels and efficiency from employees, who know when and how they work best Although the benefits of a remote workplace are numerous, many worry about a disconnect or lack of motivation between team members. However, there are a variety of tools and tricks available to remote teams who want to build a communicative culture.
And, when all else fails, remember Nick’s mantra: “The simplest approach is usually the right one.”
Watch highlight's from Ari and Nick's talk at the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival here:
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