Make working from home work for your team

Modern workforces are increasingly working remotely, but it is essential to maintain a high standard of productivity and professionalism. Set your team…

Posted on: April 16th, 2020 onPlatinum

Modern workforces are increasingly working remotely, but it is essential to maintain a high standard of productivity and professionalism. Set your team up for success and make working from home, work for your team.

Choose the best technology and tools for your team

People are relying on technology for communication when working from home. Tools such as Microsoft Teams allows your employees to chat, meet, call and collaborate easily from any location. Find out more about why your business should be using Microsoft Teams. You might also consider cloud phone systems, allowing remote workers to access the features of traditional in-house phone systems from their mobile or computer.

Establish regular catch-ups and meetings

Communication is key in the workforce, especially when teams are working from home. It is important to set aside time to regular catch-ups and meetings with your team. This will help your team to connect, providing the opportunity to discuss projects and resolve any issues far quicker than emailing back and forth. Your team will feel more productive when they can share what they are achieving.

Set clear expectations and accountability

Expectations and accountability should be the same for employees in the office and working remotely. Employees need to maintain accountability to the company and their work, in areas such as meeting deadlines, response times and working hours.

Keep your team in the loop

Many businesses have teams alternating between working from home and the office, or employees that don’t have the option to work from home. Managers need to keep all team members in the loop, encouraging virtual discussions or video meetings to promote impromptu brainstorming and team bonding. For those that are in the office, consider offering commuter benefits or easing the dress code, so they experience the same conveniences as those at home.

Employees working from home need to be kept in the loop and feel like they are part of the team. It is important to choose the best technology for your team and communicate regularly to maintain productivity and collaboration. Contact the team at onPlatinum to discuss the best tools for your remote workforce.

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