Many businesses have been pushing the idea of remote work. Some leaders, however, are concerned that productivity and accountability could suffer because of it. But recent shortages of workers coupled with ever-increasing commute times are making the option of remote work more appealing every day. If this isn’t enough, the current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to let employees go full remote.
Misgivings about remote work range from productivity to team alienation. Workers also have their own reservations about working from home: the potential for additional housework, cabin fever, fear of missing out on important work news, etc.
With all this being said, there are ways to work around these obstacles. With the right tools and a positive attitude, remote work shouldn’t be an issue for any business. Sherweb, for example, has offered work-from-home options for some time. We also have teams in multiple locations, which has forced us to foster a collaborative environment across physical distances.
While it can take time to implement and finesse, having the right tools and policies in place can make the introduction of a remote work policy easy. Here’s a few ways you can make it as painless as possible.