If you were to offer one of these workplace perks to your employees – free coffee every day or the ability to work from home occasionally – which one do you think they would pick?
Not sure if you want to offer remote workplace options to current and future staff? These 4 articles will reduce your fears about having remote employees.
If you’re a savvy manger, you probably believe that the “work from home” option would be a no-brainer for most of your staff. And why is that? Even though flexible work options are a big trend these days, there’s proof that these choices offer many positive benefits for both employees and their managers.
For example, some employees who have the option to work remotely are better able to balance work and their personal lives, which produces greater overall satisfaction with their jobs.
And, of course, increased employee satisfaction leads to more productivity, and more productivity leads to increased profits, and so on and so forth. It’s the domino effect.
“But if I start letting some of my employees work remotely, won’t communicating with them be harder,” you may be thinking. No harder than it already is to communicate with the staff you see every day.
Effective communication is not based on location; effective internal communication is the result of sending the right information and making sure your recipients understand them.
Whether you already have remote employees and would like to make communication with them more effective, or you are thinking about offering this “perk” to your current staff for the first time, these articles will point you in the right direction and help improve what you’re already doing.
There is a big demand for mobile work environments, and companies willing to support telecommuting reap a number of benefits, such as access to a wider base of professionals without common geographical barriers. This article includes four key questions business owners should ask themselves before offering flexible work options to employees.
This author of this article suggests four reasons why more effort is often spent trying to communicate with remote employees (to make sure they’re on task, have what they need, etc.) than the on-site employees who see the boss every day.
Despite the many advantages of telecommuting, the distance from your employees can cause confusion and misunderstandings. This article offers four ways to keep you and your remote workers on the same page.
Handling remote workers is the same as handling in-office workers: effective communication is the key to getting everything (and anything) done efficiently. Here are five tips to make sure your remote employees come together as a unit.
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*this blog originally was written by Rebecca Whittenberger on 2/27/2014 and has been updated for freshness.