collaboration among geographically distributed teams and effect of working from home
Posted on 2014-12-31
I am facing a major challenge. My team is based in city which requires almost 2 hours of commute daily on one side. I am proposing working from home for my team members if they deliver on expectation and deliver or beat the sprint velocity all the time.
My senior management is objecting to it for the following reasons
1. Severe impact on collaboration
2. Severe impact on innovation
3. Severe impact on productivity and misuse of the freedom
I don't quite agree to this and want to quote that open source software is built using distributed teams with no authority and is still able to innovate significantly.
What are your thoughts on this ? I don't want my team to burn out of commute and I would rather make them more productive by working from for at least 2 or 3 days in the week
please share all your experiences
happy new yea