Distributed work refers to a way of working in which companies have one or more employees who work in different physical locations. This work model may comprise:
The term “distributed” is commonly confused with the term “remote”. Although a companies employees and contractors can work together in both a distributed and remote manner at the same time, “distributed” tends to convey the way organizations are structured.
Remote work is purely procedural (working somewhere outside the office), whereas distributed work requires a new way of thinking about how companies are collaborating and working together.
Oyster is the perfect example of a distributed workforce. With no central office, all Oyster’s employees work remotely in locations around the world.
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