Teleworking is now an accepted workplace practice, with many companies offering remote work formats as a way to reduce workplace stress and cut down on commuting time. It is not a secret that teleworking has been on the rise in the last couple of years due to the fact that today’s technology makes doing so both possible and convenient.
This new era of teleworking will need much wider use of new management, one which is more reliable, more results-based, more flexible, more autonomous, and better adapted to the circumstances and preferences of workers than before.
How To Be Productive While Teleworking?
Teleworking is a rapidly growing trend among workers. New technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, allow employees to work from anywhere and at any time, which can enhance their quality of life and productivity. However, teleworking also poses a few problems: for example, to continue working and maintain a productive and happy work environment, companies need to ensure that their employees are well-being and productive level and that they do not become victims of depression or other psychological problems.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has introduced a new rule that will require employers to provide safe and healthful workplaces and to protect employees from the hazards of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are a few points to assist organizations to deal with the COVID-19 challenges while ensuring employee wellbeing and organizations’ productivity.
The combination of flexible working practices and information technologies has made it possible for people to work from home, at their own pace, without the need for expensive office space. Such arrangements are now commonplace in many industries, including retail, professional services, construction, and warehousing. The worldwide growth of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has made it possible for companies to effectively centralize, automate, and monitor work processes within the workplace. This has led to an increase in the amount of work that can be done outside the office, and also generated new business opportunities for teleworking arrangements.
The managers of teleworking employees face significant challenges such as how to keep all the plates spinning and not let one plate slip? One way to approach this challenge is by setting up regular performance management processes and practices to help us manage the complexity and the high level of variability we often experience. This will help keep the team on track and focused on the goals and priorities.
Digitalization continues to be a force in the world of work, transforming its role in society and making it highly relevant to the world of work, the economy, and industry. Digitalization is changing the way people work, how companies work, how the world’s economies work, and how governments work. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the pace of digital transformation has accelerated. The adoption of digital technologies by businesses has led to an enhanced opportunity for employees to carry on remote working.
Organizations need to create an environment where telework is encouraged so it isn’t viewed as a “solution” to a problem, but rather a way of working. To do so, organizations must be sure to have a clear telework policy, provide training and support for both employees and managers, and ensure a process for resolving disputes and problems. To know more about teleworking, attend the Compliance Prime webinar.