Working remotely is a very common solution nowadays. From the point of view of employees, it is undoubtedly time-saving and more comfortable. “Commuting” to work takes them seconds, not hours spent in traffic jams. They can choose whether they work in the office or if the bed becomes their command center. There is no dress-code (unless they have an online business meeting), and they can get up shortly before starting work. No makeup, no ironing clothes, nor running for the bus, just staying in their own home. What’s not to like about that?
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.
When it comes to work, we all get tired after a while. That’s how our body works. Without sufficient rest and some motivation, stress and activity can make you feel burned out. As a manager, your job isn’t just to protect yourself from burnout. You have to also help others and support them in their work. As stressful as this sounds, it’s what makes a great manager.
Weekends should definitely be a reward for getting through the previous week—but they’re also the perfect time to start preparing for the week ahead. While that might be the last thing you want to think about, using your weekend wisely will make your work week go a lot smoother. Here are nine weekend activities that will increase your productivity for the upcoming week
Any budding entrepreneur knows that managing an online reputation can consume hours (if not days) of the work week. Between monitoring reviews and building a presence on social media, the process only gets more time-consuming and difficult as time goes on.
Is it simply enough to have a job, an office or huge organization to work in? And getting a cheque at the end of the week? A workplace no matter small or large has to be taken off by efficiency and achievement that empowers itself in the form of tangible results for the company and is rewarding for the employee.