Apart from the obvious convenience of not being traffic or dealing with public transportation, allowing employees to work from home may actually help them get more work done effectively and efficiently. Below are compelling reasons why letting employees work from home.
- MORE PRODUCTIVE AT HOME : Allowing employees to work from home can actually increase their capacity and productivity eliminating office distractions.
- OFFICE CAN BE ANYWHERE: Not only employees saving time commuting to the office,also free to work wherever most comfortable. it boosts company morale, allows small businesses to save expenses on office space.
- MAINTAIN REGULAR HOURS: Set a schedule, and stick to it…most of the time. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote workers maintain work-life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone. When you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to make up for it.
5. SET GROUND RULES WITH PEOPLE IN YOUR SPACE: Set ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space for when you work. If you have children who come home from school while you’re still working, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time. Additionally, just because you’re home and can let service people into the house or take care of pets doesn’t mean other family members should assume you will always do it. If that’s how you choose to divide up the domestic labor, that’s fine, but if you simply take it all on by default because you’re home, you may feel taken advantage of, and your productivity may suffer.
6. AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS: Certainly you will take part in video conference meetings and conference calls. It is a good idea to attend optional meetings sometimes, too. Be sure to speak up during the meeting so everyone will know you are on the call. A simple, Thanks, everyone, or bye at the close of the meeting will go a long way toward making your presence known.
7. BEAT YOUR TARGET: As I will always say. “Target the moon in case you miss, you will land among the stars”. Working remotely is the new innovation that gives room for clear ideas and resourceful meeting up with your target. Meeting up with your target gives you an edge for more and better opportunities.
Loneliness, disconnect, and isolation are common problems in remote work life, especially for extroverts. Companies with a remote work culture usually offer ways to socialize. For example, they might have chat channels where remote employees can talk about common interests, meetups for people in the same region, and (once the coronavirus ends) in-person retreats. It’s important to figure out how much interaction you need to feel connected and included. Even if you’re highly introverted and don’t like socializing, give a few interactive experiences a try so that you’re familiar with them if you ever decide you want them. If you’re not at a company with a strong remote culture, you may need to be more proactive about nurturing relationships.