It’s also important to create opportunities for dispersed teams to socialize remotely, like having a social committee in charge of remote-friendly activities like online trivia nights and coffee meetings. These activities help establish a sense of camaraderie and provide people the chance to get to know each other outside of work, even when spread hundreds of miles apart.Getting out of the house now and again might help. “It’s important to remind yourself to carve out time to get out of the house and interact with real live people – whether that’s attending industry networking events in your city or spending time working out of a co-working space or cafe,” Pryor says. “Dedicating this time to meet and see people is vital for your sanity if you are working from home." During office hours, Pryor puts the onus on management to help satellite employees feel included. At Trello, Pryor treats everyone as remote employees when meetings are necessary. “If one employee is remote, we require the rest of the team to videoconference in from their laptops, instead of from a room hooked up to a videoconference system. This enables everyone to communicate openly without making another employee feel distant. We’ve found that if everyone sits at their desk on an individual video call screen, the playing field is equal, with everyone’s input on equal footing – making sure remote workers don’t feel isolated.” According to Dice’s own Salary Survey, working remotely is an important benefit for a growing number of people. We also know what companies are looking for when they’re hiring someone who won’t be in an office daily. Pryor has outlined some good ideas for both companies and employees to feel inclusive, included and positive about their relationship, but results matter. Whether you’re a remote employee, or a manager of a team of remote employees, solid work remains the benchmark for success.