As we begin to wind down on what has been deemed as the world’s largest work-from-home experiment, both employees and employers are able to reflect on the pros and cons of this arrangement.
While there are innumerable benefits to remote working, some workers do not have the luxury of a quiet home office that allows them to focus on their work. That is why successfully transitioning to a remote working position requires adjusting collaboration techniques.
Workpuls, an employee monitoring software company, recently conducted interviews with professionals about remote working and found that leaders who were once wary of adopting this type of arrangement have since changed their mind.
In fact, according to a Gartner survey, 41% of employees are expected to work remotely at least part of the time in the coming years and 74% of chief financial officers “intend to move at least 5% of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions.”
While the shift to a more flexible work environment was inevitable, current circumstances have ushered this transition to the forefront quicker than ever expected. But in order to maintain the same level of productivity and output, companies need to have the correct resources that help a distributed workforce run smoothly. For instance, adopting software for project management, communication and time tracking holds workers accountable and makes collaborating much easier.
Additionally, employers can study how well their staff are doing by focusing on meeting key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as hosting regular meetings to keep team members on the same page.