mikeatTB writes: While Yahoo and Reddit are sold on banning remote work, there is generally increased acceptance of remote versus co-located teams, and the availability of effective tools that enable it are among the most significant trends affecting technology industry employment today. As with most things in business, productivity and cost are the dominant factors when choosing between remote and co-located workplaces. But there's no one answer. Which is the better fit for your software teams? Dave Fecak does a review of the science, and how peers in the industry are dealing with the modern workplace. One interesting take on the issues is raised by ThoughtWorks' Martin Fowler: Individuals are more productive in a co-located environment, but remote teams are often more productive than co-located teams. This is because a remote team has the advantage of hiring without geographic boundaries, and that enables employers to assemble world-class groups.