Working remotely is getting to be nearly as normal as working in an office. In fact, last year, 43 percent of employed Americans spent at least part of their time working remotely, according to a Gallup survey.
Of course, there are major benefits that come from telecommuting—avoiding traffic and flexible hours, just to name a couple. The problem for employers comes with keeping remote employees engaged and feeling like they are actually part of the team. Remote employees miss out on day-to-day company culture, which can play a large role in engagement levels.