A distributed workforce, or distributed team, refers to employees and contractors who work for the same company but in different physical locations. A distributed workforce may comprise:
The term “distributed” is commonly confused with the term “remote”. Although a company's 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 (see distributed work).
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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