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Getting the Most from Remote Workers
Coronavirus has led many employers to adapt wherever possible to allow their workers to work at home. And, though this may have just seemed like a temporary side effect, many industries are not integrating new positions into their company or transitioning previous positions to accommodate remote workers. But how can employers get the most from their remote workers and monitor the impact these positions may have on productivity or revenue?
Set Clear Expectations
There is a difference between doing a job quickly and doing a job well. Implement a task system if needed that provides clear deadlines about what expectations you have for projects and the designated date of delivery that the work must be completed. Remember, the more prepared your remote workers are, the better the chances are that they will be able to meet the guidelines you have in place.
Reach Out Regularly
Multiple new technologies have gained prominence in 2020 for their ability to connect people that are away from each other. From Zoom to Google Hangouts, finding the right technology for you to keep in contact with your remote workers is crucial for success. Just keep in mind that you want them to still feel like a part of the organization even though they are working from home or another location. Constant interaction and engagement will ensure this need is being met.
Trust Your Employees
Although you may feel the need to micromanage your remote employees, this could be counterproductive to the success they can achieve. No one likes to feel like they are always under a microscope. Trust that your employees are completing their work as efficiently as they would be in an office or brick-and-mortar setting and ensure they aren’t overextending themselves just because they are working from home. Some steps that may help include setting designated response times and reaching out via phone for matters that require immediate attention.
Focus on Defined Goals
It’s easy to stress about productivity when you are monitoring remote workers; however, focusing on goals can ensure that you are getting the most from your employees. If the business is meeting the clearly defined goals that have been set forth then you shouldn’t stress about productivity. Any issues that are hindering the ability of remote workers to achieve these goals should be remedied as soon as possible. Just remember, goals are more important than your perception of productivity.
Implement Reliable Tools
Perhaps the most important part of getting the most from your remote workers is ensuring that they have the tools needed to succeed. If they have trouble working with the frameworks you provide due to extended downtime or dated technologies, the level of productivity likely won’t be what you expect. Even worse, frustration could lead remote employees to look for career opportunities elsewhere. Make sure your systems are functioning optimally to ensure remote workers aren’t struggling to keep up with business demands.
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