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Intangible Business ROI for Digital NomadsCost (negative), Gain (positive)Notes

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Employee morale100For independently motivated workers this is a critical piece that encourages their independent thinking.

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Diversity50Possible to incorporate a workforce from varying geographies which creates a diverse workforce. That generally translates into a greater range of unique ideas.

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Networking20Employees have the flexibility to arrange their schedule as needed, which enables them to network in less traditional ways.

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Nimbler Responses60Digital nomads are able to respond to problems with their own solutions. This elminates bottlenecks with an IS team that is focused on processes required to protect the company's intellectual property.

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Loss of Control on Intellectual Property-30Digital nomads will communicate with whomever they wish to further develop ideas, and they have the facility to easily share that information without restriction.

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Reduced face-to-face communication-10This can be addressed through video conferencing, phone, social networking and e-mail but nothing completely replaces face-to-face conversation.

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Disparate Direction-20If left without consistent leadership, digital nomads can quickly develop their own agenda and forget what's best for the organization overall.

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Retaining Top Talent80Some of the best workers will demand independence and if you won't give it to them, someone else will and benefit because of it.

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Total250