Deciding whether telecommuting is right for your company requires pinpointing your company's goals, understanding what makes your workforce tick and determining if the right tools are in place for a smooth transition. In most cases, the benefits of remote work far outweigh the drawbacks, these experts note, but David Blanke, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of New York-based Sailthru, says teamwork and open communication are vital to ensure the company and its employees are on the same track.

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