A few years ago, one of my team members shared that she wished to fulfill a life-long ambition to live in Australia for a year. She asked me if I would consider allowing her to work remotely during this period. I, too, am a keen traveler and related to her thirst for living abroad. More importantly, I understood that granting the flexibility to this young and talented individual to work off-site, creating a bespoke work-life ‘fit’ for her, was going to be key in retaining her and ensuring she would be highly engaged for both the short and long term.
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