How you engage your employees now (during the pandemic) and how you will post-COVID has changed. The pandemic has proven that remote workers can be successful. They can be just as productive, and sometimes even more efficient than if they came into the office daily.
“Covid-19 has shown these leading-edge technology companies that their workers can be just as productive — or in some cases, even more so — when they stay at home. It’s not just tech. Executives in traditional industries who spent days and weeks on the road are discovering that a well-managed Zoom meeting can be as effective as a face-to-face — and a lot easier (and less expensive) to organize,” says Mark W. Johnson and Josh Suskewicz in Does Your Company Have a Long-Term Plan for Remote Work? on Harvard Business Review.
With so much focus on staying afloat and just getting things done over the past year, there is a need to get refocused. This includes having a remote work policy for your business. Do you have one? If not, it’s an important document to craft. Without a clear focus for your remote workers, employee engagement and productivity could suffer.
A remote work policy is important for many reasons:
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