Working remotely can be a strange game of giving up power and asking more of your employees. So it would help if you found ways to balance this, and you give them the tools they’ll need to succeed in this new workspace.
Whether your company has always worked in offices and is now changing, or you’re a new company starting up remote work for employees: these are the three tools your company will need.
Direct Wiring Instead of WiFi
Although it’s improved rapidly in the last twenty years, WiFi shouldn’t be the main internet source for at-home workers. This becomes even more important if they’re doing calls over VOIP or if they have to handle a lot of data-heavy work. Having them directly wired into the wall protects both the company and the employee from any issues and ensures that they have the fastest service possible based on what they signed up for.
If you require this, it’s important to send out or deliver the correct cords or wiring for everyone’s modems or routers so that they can directly wire in. Please don’t make it so that the employees have to make this purchase, or it can hurt morale and is highly frowned upon.
Well Thought-Out Software
Software is the best way to make an employee’s day easier. This means taking the time your company needs to ensure that they’re well-trained from day one and that the company offers a program that makes their daily job easier. This ranges from onboarding software to customer interaction software and, of course, timecard software. This automation allows supervisors to focus on more important things and encourages employees to work and manage themselves more confidently.
Ask employees what type of software they feel would make their workday easiest or what changes to the current software could be helpful. Since they do this job day in and out, they’ll know better than anyone if something needs to be changed.
Set Daily Tasks Instead of Hours
This may be radical to some companies, but the best thing you can do to ensure your company succeeds in remote work is to offer set tasks instead of set hours. This doesn’t work for every company, especially if your employees are focused on customer service or have specific times clients call. Still, if you’re working within design, editorial work, or writing: an employee’s day should be set on tasks instead of specific hours. This will ensure they complete what’s needed without allowing them to feel overwhelmed or watched constantly while working within their own home.
Of course, there can still be mandatory meetings at specific times, but otherwise, if they can turn in their work correctly every day at a high caliber, the job should be more focused on that.
There’s Nothing as Important As Your Employees
Your employees are the main line between your company succeeding or failing. It’s important to take the time so that they can help you succeed and give them the tools so that they’ll never fail.