As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, it has become an overnight reality for many that they have been requested to work remotely in order to contain the transmission of Coronavirus. However, very few of these businesses have rigorously ‘stress tested’ their departments to ensure that everything runs as smoothly out of the office as it does within. It is unsurprising that many organisations do not feel prepared for partial or complete remote working. Here are our 3 top tips to help remote work run smoothly…
Clear communication with your colleagues is the single most important thing to ensure a business and its employees stay productive and positive. As many employees are working from home for the first time, they will need support to ensure they stay on track in a new environment. Clear communication from managers is essential to ensure employees know exactly what is expected of them. We will be looking at managing a remote team in the near future. And remember to provide employees with regular updates on what is happening within the company itself.
2. Find the right tools to help you communicate
It appears that many employees feel they lack the tools required for them to effectively communicate. In fact, 41% of employees work for companies that don’t provide work-approved mobile communication tools.1
“It is imperative that organisations provide simple, accessible communication tools and expect (and support) a period of adjustment.”2
Technology can play a huge role in supporting remote working communication, and software to improve remote working communication with both customers and colleagues is readily accessible.
3. Make it easy for productivity to flourish
54% of HR leaders in a snap poll indicated that poor technology and/or infrastructure for remote working is the biggest barrier to effective remote working in their organisation.3 By utilising cloud-based programmes for remote workers, productivity is able to thrive.
Here are some eye-opening statistics on remote working productivity:
If you need assistance with remote working communications for your business, contact us for information on our remote working offer. Take a look at our top tips to improve remote working productivity here.