Recently, Yahoo ordered all its remote, “work-from-home” staff members back to the office. Why has this technology giant decided to prioritize face-to-face interaction? Because recent studies show that while remote workers are significantly more productive, they’re not nearly as innovative or collaborative.
We certainly want our sales teams to be productive, but innovation and collaboration are also important. Sure, you can schedule video meetings and teleconferences. But as Google civil engineer David Radcliffe put it, “You can’t schedule innovation.”