Work from home can be a double-edged sword for many organizations; if managed properly the performance and productivity of work from home employees can be maintained at reasonably high levels.
Organizations looking at reopening their workplaces for employees in the near future in this current COVID-19 situation need to carefully plan and implement the necessary processes to minimize the health and safety risks to employees while ensuring business continuity
Implementing work from home may pose certain challenges for organizations; however, if planned and managed well, it can yield several long term business benefits for the organizations as well as for the employees.
Clearly, there are distinct and quantifiable advantages of remote working for the employees as well as for the organizations. However organizations are still concerned about its impact on individual employee and team productivity. To consider large scale implementation of work from home organizations need to address these concerns in a planned and structured way. Implemented in the right way, work from home has the potential to become of the biggest wins for organizations and integral to their business strategies.
The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way organizations and employees work significantly. The post-COVID world for HR professionals is likely to see new challenges that require fresh thinking, new approaches and significant learning to keep pace with these changes in the workplace.
Work from home can be a powerful tool for employees and organizations to boost their productivity by keeping in mind a few simple guidelines that will help them maximize their productivity while working from home.
The ability of an organization to stride through difficult times depends a lot on how it can garner the support, dedication and commitment of its employees – recognizing them in a timely and effective manner is definitely a key step towards it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a time for co-workers to strengthen their sense of mutual trust and understanding and improve collaboration and effective teamwork
The current crisis has served as a rude wake-up call for those organizations that have been slow in adopting the digital way of working. With this learning, organizations should leverage it as an integral part of their strategy for business growth and sustenance. Post-COVID: ‘Digital Workplace’ is a must for all organizations.
The sudden changes in work scenarios have left most of the work from home employees confused and unclear, which is why organizations need to implement the right engagement strategies and keep them motivated and productive.