Small businesses more open to virtual teamwork
UK Small companies more open to virtual working practices than big ones
According to Online Recruitment, “Big businesses are left behind as smaller firms pioneer the remote office”, May 31.
A survey of attitudes to teleworking in UK business, carried out by Mitel, finds somewhat surprisingly that small businesses (72%) are much more open to remote and flexible working practices than their larger counterparts (44%).
One might think that the larger companies more advanced IT and communications infrastructures might make them more amenable to teleworking?
However perhaps mindset may be more important than technology with the bigger companies preference for ‘command and control’ and “if you can’t see it you can manage it” holding them back in new working practices compared with a more ‘self-managed team’ approach popular with small entrepreneurial companies.
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