The team at Forbes are championing the notion that remote working encourages diversity among employees. By relying on technology to drive our work, we are not judging employees by their age, race, gender or sexual orientation, says careers contributor Laurel Farrer. Result-based tracking models were used to test the productivity of remote workers, and found that when teams were not bound by 9-5 schedules, they were far more effective at work. Similarly, remote working was found to be more effective for a wider range of personalities – particularly introverts, who may have had trouble expressing themselves in the workplace. Flexible working was also noted to be more considerate of salaries regardless of employees’ locations.