How to help your team improve their remote work practices?

How to help your team improve their remote work practices?

10 de August, 2021

We all know that in the last two years a lot of workplaces had to adjust to keep employees safe and follow various health and safety measures. The biggest adjustment is probably the remote work. This type of workers and also employers working from home are increasing.


Today both employers and employees know how beneficial a work from home option can be, with many companies shifting to full-time remote or offering flexible work solutions indefinitely. So, from that point forward it’s essential to maintain certain best practices in order to be successful.


How to help your team improve their remote work practices?


1 | Organice flexible schedules

With the right organization it’s possible to work in different periods of time throughout the day and not the traditional 9 to 5, so planning and good time management is the key to achieve all the tasks we want, both in professional and personal routines.


Every department has its own pace and dynamics, so as a manager it would be something good to talk with your employees in order to find the best schedule for each of them. At the end of the day the majority of people end up working standard hours even in remote work.



2 | Define goals

Working from home requires discipline, no doubt about it, it’s necessary to accomplish some specific task day to day in order to meet the established goals, so as a manager one good practice is to set clear expectations for employees. Start following weekly update meetings and short term goals, so everyone will know and understand what tasks need to be done and prioritize.



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3 | Trust is important

It’s true, managing a remote team is not easy. Managers need to lead and guide people from different locations, time zones and also different backgrounds. As a remote manager you have to create a healthy environment and a good working relationship between all team members.  


One thing we need to understand is that remote teams need space and some freedom to manage their work efficiently, so over communication and micromanagement can affect productivity in a negative way.


According to different research, when employees feel empowered at work, it directly leads to high job satisfaction, retention and good performance.



4 | Manage documents in the cloud


Storing your documents and files in a cloud data center makes it possible to have access and share them anytime you want and in an efficient way. One of the main advantages when you follow this approach is the ability to edit documents online regardless of your location or device. This function can also be extended to co-workers, clients, partners or maybe suppliers. 


Managing documents in the cloud it’s a plus when it comes to security, collaboration, permission, backup, recovery of documents and cost.


Now you can apply these remote work practices.

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