Managers may be concerned about their employees’ productivity as they transition to a remote workforce, especially with the quarantine measures in place throughout the world. The challenge of mixing personal and work responsibilities is even greater as many working parents have young children at home at all times. How can employers encourage productivity while maintaining realistic goals regarding staff workload?
Agency owners are experiencing a ‘baptism by fire’ in regards to a remote workforce during the current pandemic restrictions. We’ve compiled a few guidelines to help with the immediate transition to working from home (WFH).
Trust Your Employees
There is positive data available which suggest employee productivity actually increases when they are able to work from home. You hired excellent people and they, in turn, want to be part of a functioning team. Lean into this knowledge. Micromanagement will not work in our current situation. Managers will need to let their team’s results matter most, rather than focusing on a stringent set of work rules.
Ensure Your Team has the Right Tools
Your team needs to be able to connect by means other than email. Embrace a video conferencing tool if possible; set up a system of communication like Slack,