After a year and a half of remote working policies, employees still aren’t ready to give up WFH’s benefits anytime soon. Aside from the convenience and cost-effectiveness the setup has given, it also allows employees to better structure their days, leading to increased productivity.
Similarly, the benefits that remote work brings your company are boundless, too. For example, you save up on overhead costs. A study by Harvard Business also discovered that the option to WFH entices employees to stay longer, thereby decreasing turnover rates.
However, facilitating a remote workforce can be a challenge — especially on the employer’s side. You and your employees often have different understandings of how a remote team should function. When the expectations of both parties fail to align, it can lead to workplace conflict, delays, and waste of resources.
Fortunately, things don’t have to be this grim. Here is a quick rundown of how you should be managing your remote employees in 2021.