Although technology has enabled us all to work from the comfort of our homes, yet we prefer to go to the office and have a normal routine so that we can meet and greet people and keep our minds healthy. The current situation, however, has pushed us indoors and require us to manage our work remotely. It is sort of a challenge for many of us, but especially for business owners. Keeping track of your employees’ performance and conducting productive discussions with them in an office environment is easier than remotely. Usually, we all are distracted by one thing or another while working from home. But with vigilance and right use of technology business owners can efficiently keep an eye out on their employees.
So, here are a few ways a business owner can minimize productivity loss during this remote working season around the globe:
Transparency is the key to successful remote working. Be open about your expectations, requirements, specifications, reservations and with your task definition in such an effective manner that no ambiguity is left behind. For example; in the current situation nonwoven fabric manufacturers and suppliers are facing a great challenge to cater to the growing demand for masks and medical kits. Such business owners need to communicate the need of the hour and the emergency clearly to the subordinates so that an effective action plan can be devised to speed up the process.
To ensure transparency in your organization, emphasize on telling everyone that they are accountable for their tasks. Develop a mechanism of daily reporting to keep a thorough record of your employee’s productivity throughout the day.
Regularly arrange conference meetings with employees:
Communication is essential for effective management. To keep the ideas flowing and creativity intact, arranging regular conference calls is important. Several free software are available online. However, conference calls also enable you to understand your employee’s reservations and present a suitable solution for them. Another bonus tip; while working remotely do not leave any task, command or work pending. Always communicate it to your employees so that they align their tasks accordingly.
Ensure all your employees follow their work timings:
One of the major concerns of the managers and business owners is that if the employees working remotely are following their work timings or not. Well, this problem is also solved by technology. There are multiple software available that track the screen activity of the employees depicting their productivity throughout the day.
Manage the expectations properly:
Managing expectations out of your efforts is not a one and done type of thing. You need to continuously adapt to the situations and mold according to your company’s requirements to reach the set goals. So, try to be open with your employees and keep them informed about the current dynamics, let them know what isn’t working, and what can be done to drive the desired result out of a situation.