As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, so did the need for remote work across industries. The stats are interesting, to say the least. 91% of Asia Pacific teams have already implemented some form of remote teamwork. 88% of organizations have required or encouraged their workers to complete their tasks from home.
We throw around the word “productivity” a lot. Being more productive seems to be a New Year’s resolution for at least half the population! Did you know that your environment, work conditions, and even your working culture can all impact productivity negatively or positively? There are so many factors that play into what makes you productive or unproductive in a day, but when you average it out you’ll find a few surprising things that play a consistent part.
Remote teams working together in harmony achieve great goals. At some point, in order to assess how the team’s doing, team leaders and managers have to evaluate their performance against the team goals. How is it possible to evaluate a team without any in-person interaction? Managing a remote team is hard, and so is evaluating the work.
Managing a team that is not geographically in the same area presents different problems than regular team management. In the technology era and precisely the efficiency of telecommunication, businesses in a variety of industries have embraced remote work. There are different amalgamations of remote work. It can range from having workers only work in the main office a couple of times a week to completing all work, never entering the primary office.