Work from home
“Work from home is the new normal.” Majority of us who’s observed the world today will agree to this statement. Work-from-home culture is not a term recently coined. It is believed that in 1978, IBM already started allowing their employees to work from home. Slowly as we touched 2000, the trend started growing. Finally after the COVID Pandemic, we all saw remote working culture so closely that people have started prefer it more over traditional office culture.
Why did work from home peaked after 2020;
- Lockdown – Inability to meet face-to-face
- Shift in habits of people
- Cost saving for organization
- Adaptation of advance technology by peopl
HOW TO MAXIMIZE BENEFITS FROM WORK FROM HOME?
- Prepare for smooth transition
It is not easy to bring a change in the entire working culture of any organization. If the transition is not carried out properly, everything will become chaotic eventually resulting in underproduction and high employee turnover. Take the opinions of your employees, inform their beforehand. Don’t change drastically, include blended culture initially and slowly shift to remote culture.
- Provide materials
People may be willing to work from home, but they may not be well-equipped with the resources. As an organization, you must make sure they are not in sort of working equipment such as laptops, proper wi-fi and software. If you ignore your employee’s needs, neither they can perform well, nor can they meet deadline. Then the situation will be very chaotic. So make sure our employees are well-equipped.
- Respect them
A lot of organizations actually exploit their remote workforce. They do not pay them well and make them work overtime. Working from home has got to do something only with the place, not the time. Just because they are working from home, do not expect them to work from early morning to night. Treat them equally as you’d treat other office employees.
- E-learning for employees
Providing e-learning content for employees is a great way to being your journey to shift into work from home. With e-learning, employees can take training from their home itself at their feasible time. This gives them the confidence that such a culture can actually be effective. In fact, it assists them to learn conveniently.
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- Communicate effectively
According to Pumble, a Statista report said that to16% of people had issues on communication and collaboration while working from home. It is tough to monitor your employees and activities when they are working remotely. There are also some ethical and privacy issues related to it. You can always use collaborative/ LMS platforms to make people work together so that you can monitor them as well.
Beginning to shift from what is traditional may be a headache for a company, but by following the above ways, you can smoothly bring in the culture of work from home. We work remotely says, top companies around the globe like Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, etc have already adopted work from home. Some companies are even thinking of going entirely and permanently online.
What is the best thing you can do to bring up effective forces into your organization – adapt to current trending habits of people! Start investing in work from home so that you won’t have to regret in the future!