Globally, there has been 1,500,000,000 people who have been ordered to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many executives are finding that managing remote workers blindly is like conducting an orchestra without seeing or hearing the musicians.
'The goal is for companies to be able to allow their employees to work remotely, but yet still ensure they are being productive," says Alex Konanykhin, cofounder and chief executive officer of TransparentBusiness, New York.
Employee engagement has been an issue with many companies, and the ability to work remotely is believed by some to be a solution to the problem. Employees who work remotely three or four days per week report that they feel the most engaged with their team.
In addition to improving employee engagement and providing a way to reduce the risks of spreading viruses, there are other benefits to allowing employees to work remotely. These include improving retention rates, saving commute time, offering a better work-life balance, increased productivity, lower costs, and having access to a large pool of talent.
There are various ways that businesses can help employees stay productive when working from home. Some tips to help with that transition include:
* Businesses can start by identifying company goals and how they...