Overnight, companies around the world were forced to drastically change how they operated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies in a position to work from home made that transition to protect their employees and limit the spread of disease. However, every organization faced challenges no matter how prepared their workforce might have been for remote work.
Our team at Newave Solutions was uniquely prepared to handle the move to working remotely and our experiences have made our transition almost seamless. Here are a few lessons we’ve learned about remote work.
Lesson #1: Remote workers are more productive in a comfortable environment.
Working from home provides convenience, flexibility, and freedom that may not be true working in an office environment. Remote work also offers the comfort of a familiar environment and a better work-life balance, which ultimately succeeds in making your employees more productive.
Lesson #2: Working remotely reduces work-related stress and improves employee satisfaction.
Working remotely reduces the normal distractions during the workday; there are fewer interruptions from colleagues, fewer workplace conflicts, more personalized work environments when employees work from home. Cutting down on their regular commuting time allows your employees to spend more time focusing on themselves while saving money, which improves their overall job satisfaction.
Lesson #3: Staying connected while working remotely is easier than ever before.
Working remotely when you depend on a team seems daunting, but we live in a world where we’re more connected than ever before. Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, and others make coordinating a brief, daily team meeting simple. This allows your employees to get together and touch base about their work, maintaining a cohesive company outlook. Even though your employees may be miles away, staying connected while working from home is doable if you make it a priority.
Working remotely has been a new experience for many businesses, including Newave Solutions, but it has allowed us to build a more streamlined, successful remote workforce. We understand the best way to work remotely and it allows us to help you and your business do the same.
Are you looking for a better way to support your new remote work environment? Don’t hesitate to contact Newave Solutions at (918) 289-2093 for more information.