Does working remotely help or hurt the creative work?

Remote seems to be the future of work. But how does this trend affect creative teams? Many creative workers are already working from home or even from various exotic locations as ‘Digital Nomads’. But is it possible to effectively lead creative teams remotely? And does remote work, instead of boosting creativity, actually sap you from it, due to lack of imminent social relationships and serendipitous interactions?

The rise of remote work

“almost 70% of companies opined that offering their employees a flexible environment led to higher revenues”

“50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20–25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency”

The profile of an average remote worker, and does working remotely affect productivity and happiness?

Remote work and creativity

There are times when the home — or the coffee shop or the library — is a much better place to work than the office. For certain types of creative work, you have to be in your favorite room, or listening to your favorite music, or sitting in your favorite chair with your cat on your lap. No other environment will do.

What the future holds for remote creative work

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