Remote Work Doesn’t Have To Kill Your Productivity
April 16, 2020
Success Strategies For Today's Remote Workforce
As we enter another week of the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial shock of working from home is wearing off. Managers and employees alike are settling into remote work. But as everyone adjusts to this new normal, they are trying to figure out how to stay on track. Now that your team is set up to work at home, it’s time to get everyone focused on productivity. Here’s what you need to know to increase the effectiveness of your remote team.
The Connection Between Remote Work And Productivity
Working remotely can actually help your employees get more work done and meet their goals. In fact, research shows that 65% of people are more productive in their home office than in a traditional workplace. However, this is only possible when you’re transparent about your project deadlines and what you expect from your team. You also need the right tools and strategies in place to support these efforts.
Setting Your Team Up For Success
If you want to ramp up your productivity, start by laying the foundation to help employees find what they need and connect with each other. There are three key factors you should consider.
In this new reality of remote work, your employees must have the ability to self-serve. This means that all the content they need has to be easily accessible. If they can’t quickly find relevant information for a meeting or the document they’re looking for, that can lead to a lot of wasted time and frustration.
When you have too many communication channels, it actually hurts your productivity. You can easily spend a lot of time trying to track down a co-worker or looking for a specific conversation you need to reference. The bigger the company, the bigger this problem can become.
Worse, this negative impact on productivity goes beyond wasted time. When employees are spending time trying, and failing, to find things, they experience frustration. All of this frustration leads to more errors, poor-quality work and disengagement.
Community & Collaboration
People are the key to your company’s success. That’s why creating opportunities to connect with human beings is important. While working remotely, it can be a challenge to create that community with your workforce. The good news is, with the right technology, it is possible.
Jive’s PeopleGraph™ makes it easy to search for and find anyone in your organization. You can find the people with the skills you need, see what they’re writing, reach out to them with questions and expand your community with these new connections.
Power Up Your Productivity
Right now, you don’t have everyone in the same office. Your team is missing all the informal channels they used to have when everyone was in the same physical space.
Finding the right technology can bridge this gap. An intranet solves this problem by making it possible for all employees to find the information they need, exactly when they need it. Jive gives you the ability to access people, documents and information in one place. Empower your employees and give them the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with Jive.
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