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Management support for remote working teams is so important in today's Agile organizations. To learn more, please read my latest article in PM Network (March 2018) on page 27 entitled Remote Support by clicking the image below.
Najam, unfortunately it is true, especially when I was doing projects overseas. What I encountered was stiff opposition within management to release control over some aspects of these managing employees.
Andrew, yeah it's weird we ended up on either side of one page :-) The biggest issues I found with migrating office workers to a remote solution was technology issues as you say, management/organization support and isolation. I wrote a thesis on it, but in a nutshell, if a company is going to make the effort in committing to this kind of program (and save money and increase productivity at the same time) they should also invest in better technology, management training and HR efforts to combat isolation and sometimes more critically, depression.
Kiron, good point. It's surprising how many managers play the blame game with remote workers. What ticks me off is that they (managers) aren't putting remote workers on the same footing as office based workers to make it an even game. And even when it is pretty even, there is still a propensity to favor workers they can see face to face on a daily basis.