As the world came to a standstill for a good couple of months, it is fair to say that investing in a permanent office space may have become a luxury rather than a necessity. The fact that the world is now embracing agile and remote working shows there are more options than ever before!
But what exactly is remote working, and how do you make sure you don’t lose efficiency?
Remote working, in a couple of short sentences, is a way of working where the employers give its staff and employees the freedom to decide how and where they want to work.
For a lot of people, working from the comfort of their home, or working from out-of-office environments can lead to a loss in productivity and efficiency, but with the modern technologies of today, like video conferencing tools, planning and messaging tools, employees can stay on top of their work, while keeping themselves in check.
Some of the main benefits of remote working:
- Cost saving
- Extended service hours
- Staff retention & Customer service
- Use of digital tools
As remote working comes with challenges such as a lack of face-to-face supervision, lack of access to information, social isolation and possible distractions at home, there a number of ways that you can make sure your business is kept in check and supports remote employees.
In terms of people management, it is essential to establish daily check-ins in the form of one-on-one or team calls.
In terms of technology, e-mail alone is now insufficient! Businesses now need to utilise the richer technologies available such as video conferencing on Zoom, sharing files and information through storage spaces like Dropbox, organising their work using a software like Trello or Microsoft to-do, and many more!
If you require help setting up your remote office, or if you need advice, guidance or if you have any questions regarding remote working, please feel free to message us via e-mail, calls, or on our website! We are happy to help!
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