Are you getting the most from your team when they’re working remotely? The rise of the remote workforce has been happening for years and this month’s guide takes a closer look.
This new-found flexibility has not only created more opportunities but enabled them to think more clearly and increase productivity. Technology has undoubtedly been the catalyst for this evolution, changing everything from the way we access information to how quickly we can get through our to-do lists.
Studies have also shown that when employees are able to work from home, they’re happier, which in turn boosts morale and retention rates.
But while remote working has become an expectation rather than just an occasional perk, many managers are still struggling to keep up.
So, how do you keep an eye on your team and make sure everything’s going according to plan when you’re in completely different places? And how do you know that “working from home” doesn’t just mean “having a skive day in front of the TV”?
It all comes down to a combination of effective leadership and the right technology. Whether you’re managing a small team or running a huge corporation, the right set-up and approach will help your business reap the benefits of remote working and create an environment of freedom and trust.
The keywords you need to remember are communication, collaboration and clarity!
Team members working remotely? Technology is key!
You’ll need to equip your remote workers with the tools they need to do a great job. Part of being a good manager is about ensuring staff can work efficiently on their own initiative, and this is particularly true when it comes to home working.
You’ll need to use software and devices that are easy to use, secure and portable. And don’t forget to ensure they’re updated just as regularly as your office-based kit.
Contact us today to discuss how your business uses remote working and let us suggest a strategy to make life easier for you and your team. Simply get in touch by giving us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.