In our series of blogs, we have already learned what remote work is, how it can be useful, and how to conduct an online job interview. In this blog we will reveal some tips for better organization of working remotely.
At a time when the world is shaken by an epidemic, we have been forced to change our working environment and our way of working, in order to protect general health. However, despite the improvement of the pandemic, many companies will keep remote work as one of the organizational practices. This is why, a development of a good organisational system is crucial to encourage and maintain productivity, to set and achieve goals and establish good communication, even if the team cannot see each other in person.
Therefore, we have prepared some tips about organizing remote working better and about how the employers should lead their teams while maintaining work performance levels the same as if the employees would be working from the offices.
Tips for employers:
- The employer should lead his group.
Managers should consult with their employees in order to find out how work can be organized and how work tasks are done remotely, as follows:
- they need an agreement on the amount of remote work (either full-time or on certain days of the week);
- appropriate training and ensuring productivity at home should be established;
- manager should set measurable performance targets and communicate his or hers expectations in advance;
- problems and potential challenges of virtual work should be frequently discussed and followed by the plan to address such issues.
- Equip employees to achieve success, even if they work from home.
Help employees set up a suitable workspace that is separate from their ‘home space’ and suitable for efficient, uninterrupted work. Invite them to create a healthy workspace – good light, comfortable temperature, standing desk, ergonomically adjustable chair, computer keyboard and mouse, telephone headsets, etc. Specify total working hours, lunch break, snack break, and all other breaks.
- Focus on performance and desired results
Be clear about employee priorities and focus on expectations, tasks, and responsibilities. Employers should be proactive in regular communication between co-workers and clients, so he or she can stay connected and solve problems when they arise. Employers should invite and encourage feedback from co-workers, management, and clients on how the current work arrangements affect them.