Instant Insights / Strategies and advice for transitioning to a work-from-home model

As employers find themselves swept up in the impromptu Work From Home Experiment, many are unprepared for managing their remote workforce. From setting up workers with the right tools and technology to developing a new communication strategy to keep these workers engaged, check out this collection of insights to cultivate a successful and productive remote workforce.


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woman in home office in front of laptop writing A remote workforce takes more planning and more attention to how to keep your team productive, cohesive and happy in their new work experience. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The dream of working from home suddenly has become our new reality. Prior to COVID-19, there were 3.9 million Americans working from home at least half of their workweek, according to a FlexJobs State of the Remote Marketplace report.

Today, with stay-at-home orders in place and business locations closed until further notice, that number has spiked significantly. A recent Gartner survey of 800 global human resources executives shows that in mid-March 2020, 88 percent of organizations were either encouraging or requiring employee to work from home.

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