In the weeks since ‘coronavirus outbreak’ began its rapid spread throughout the world, most employers have implemented the ‘work from home (wfh)’ policies to protect their staff. The traditional management style is far different from the current ‘work from home’ method.
But, with the combination of advanced technology and changing management practices, employers can make it a big success. Below are 6 tips to keep your work from home employees engaged and happy:
- Allow remote employees to plan their schedules
Let them create their own to-do list, except certain deadlines. Inform them about work priorities as it helps them meet the target on time. When employers give the work from employees freedom on their working hours it will lead in more engaged and productive remote workers! Avoid micromanaging!
- Arrange virtual meetings to connect face-to-face
‘Virtual meeting’ is the key to let your work from home employees know that they’re a valued member of the team. Neglecting any of your remote workers is the quickest way to lose them to another employer. So, try to pay attention to everyone!
- Work on professional development
It helps employers to decrease the workforce turnover and offers remote professionals the opportunity to see how the employer values them. Dig deeper on their professional development so that they can show their better selves in the workplace. Take the help of online training management software!
- Develop active employee community
Include remote workforce in brainstorming sessions, problem solving discussions, etc. so that they can contribute effectively to team efforts. Also, they don’t feel isolated which helps to build trust and long-term employee satisfaction. Additional efforts are needed to engage with work from home employees!
- Appreciate good work
Timely feedback and recognition are important components for remotely working staff. Appreciate their accomplishments and productive inputs. It motivates employees when employers show that their work means more than just their time online.
- Set clear goals
Be crystal clear to your remote employees about goals and guidance of tasks. Don’t rely on self-reported data to track employee performance, just implement timesheet management software to track the time spent on each task automatically. Concentrate on what your remote workforce consistently achieving.