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Seven Ways to Make Remote Work Successful Beyond COVID-19

December 1, 2020

This spring, as businesses began closing their doors and state and local governments issued stay-at-home orders in response to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations began allowing their staff to work remotely. While these changes were born out of necessity, teleworking has long had appeal for its many benefits, such as lower turnover, reduced relocation costs and positive environmental impact.

As Daniel Castro writes in GovTech, months into the pandemic, it is clear that the massive teleworking experiment has largely been a success, with a number of organizations announcing plans to extend this option permanently to their staff, but making this change sustainable over the long term will require additional adjustments.

To ensure this transition to telework is effective over the long term, both public- and private-sector organizations should focus on the “seven C’s”: cloud, collaboration, cybersecurity, culture, comaraderie, community, commute.

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