The difference between remote work and a distributed workforce
Remote work is based on the individual worker, but distributed work is based on an entire organization. Remote work is a new concept that has been gaining popularity in the last decade. It involves working from home—or anywhere else employees want to be in relation to a central office. However, there are some differences between remote work and distributed work, which can make one of them better suited for an organization’s situation.
To qualify as a remote worker, employees must conduct work in relation to a central office. Distributed work is not bound to a central office, which means that location should not be a factor of work performance or participation.
There are many reasons to adopt a distributed workforce: many workers like the ability to have more flexibility with the time spent at work, other workers just enjoy traveling, or often employees are looking for a change. Whatever the reason may be, there are some benefits to consider before making the move.
Distributed work is when businesses have one or more employees who work in different locations. Not only is the workforce geographically dispersed, it also represents multiple time zones, cultures, and races. These factors are advantageous for companies who are looking to operate with a local presence.