Today’s workforce relies on technologies that make remote working easier for employees. While these changes have emerged out of necessity, how can we take what we’ve learned in the last nine months and use it towards improving productivity?
For years, corporations were long opponents to remote working arrangements, citing that it hinders productivity levels.
However, by utilizing remote working teams, companies are able to diversify their workforce and help nurture that creative spark that can come when working with colleagues from various areas.
Remote working has also highlighted how difficult it can be to establish workplace boundaries, particularly during a pandemic when people can’t spend their weekends doing normal activities.
This has led workers to put in more hours and increasingly feel isolated, which can cause burnout. Employers should encourage their workers to take off when needed.
Marketing and digital teams have been provided more insight by currently having a lifestyle similar to the consumers that they often serve or target. This type of perspective can be beneficial to the planning process of a new project or product, while also keeping teams engaged on a different level.
Additionally, now that business leaders are having to instill more trust in their staff, employees are able to navigate how to best optimize and automate their work. Doing so can boost productivity and allow workers to accomplish their tasks in a way that is most efficient.