In recent years, employees working remotely has been an issue that organizations have responded to in different ways. Since the advent of the internet, remote work has been a possibility for more people. With the additional technological advances of Wi-Fi, IoT, mobile data, and app development, this option would seem to be inevitable. Multiple studies have proven that working remotely makes employees happier and more productive, so a transition to a more flexible work-life balance would appear to be a natural progression.
Companies have limited Options
In 2020, everything has been changed with the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Organizations are left with working from home as the only option. As only essential workers are able to continue with their work outside the home. This has meant that a new home working lifestyle has been created for a large proportion of the population. In a new infographic by IT support company, Computers In The City illustrates the full details of these new changes.
Benefits of Working From Home
There are numerous benefits of working from home that physical distancing restrictions have brought to light. Not only does it make employees happier in their working lives, but it’s also proven to increase productivity and success, and save both money and time. Telecommuting can help the environment, as CO2 emissions are saved from actual commuting.
There are a number of challenges to overcome in the transition to a home office. Many people struggle to work independently when they are used to working alongside others in an office. But with the right tools, advice, and guidance, this can be easily managed. Cybersecurity is another issue, so it’s important to ensure the right measures are in place before accessing the network remotely. Then, all we need to do is adjust to the new norm.
Thanks to the folks at Computers in the City for this helpful infographic.
With the current Covid-19 pandemic, most firms have recommended that their employees work from home. Working remotely has become a new reality, and maintaining productivity at home can require some extra effort. The following are some tips for staying focused while working from home.
Get a designated work station
A designated work station helps in setting the mood for work. Having such a setup help other house members realize that once one gets into his or her station, it means business. This consequently averts distraction. When choosing or setting a workstation, prioritize comfort by getting a seat that doesn’t hurt the back and/or neck. Also, ensure that there is sufficient lighting, air, and space.
Have a list to keep you motivated
Coming up with a to-do list keeps one motivated, productive, and organized while working from home. When creating a list, keep in mind both long- and short-term goals. Keeping track of short-term goals lets one know his/her progress, consequently making work more doable when in bits.
Working remotely means you’re less active. This can affect the health of an individual such as the development of back pain or knee stiffness due to sitting in the same position for extended hours. For one to remain healthy and active, it’s important to consider working out with virtual instructors, taking walks, or doing other domestic chores.
Working from home may not be ideal for most, but having tips on how to hack it may prove productive and fun in the long run. Thanks to the good folks at Visme for this useful infographic.
Home is quickly becoming the new office. Not only are more people choosing to work from home but an increasing number of employers are also finding it more beneficial to have employees working remotely. Let’s look at managing a newly-remote team.
According to a recent Tech Republic report, for instance, 78% of employees now work remotely some of the time, with 58% working from home at least once a month. About 36% work from home at least once a week.
While 36% might not seem like a huge number, it represents a 400% increase compared to 10 years ago. In the 2010 census, only 9.5% of the population said that they work from home at least once a week.
How to Manage Your Remote Workforce
Considering these statistics, it’s likely that you already have a team that works remotely or plan to have one soon. Whichever the case, you need to understand that managing a newly-remote team is a little different than managing people you see at the office every day.
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Impactbound has developed a detailed guide to help you assemble and manage a successful remote team. From communication to goal-setting and team building to trust-building, the guide brings to light common remote work challenges and offers practical solutions at every step. Check out the infographic to find out what you need to do.
We can’t pretend any longer – the future of work is remote! Although the majority of people still work from commercial office spaces in towns and the big cities, the coronavirus has shown us that it’s only a matter of time before nearly everyone is working from the sofa at home.
Business2Cmmunity recently did research on this topic (working remote). The findings are quite revealing.
Remote Work Findings
First off, 79% of knowledge workers already work from home once in a while. Knowledge workers are people whose main capital is their knowledge. They include physicians, pharmacists, programmers, architects, academics, engineers, and public accountants. 70% of these professionals now work from home at least once a week.
What’s more, it seems that both employers and employees are pro-remote-work. Up to 53% of polled employers were excited by the potential that remote work offers. At the same time, at least 60% of employees said they would happily leave their current office job for a full-time remote position at the same pay rate. Among the employees already working from home, 90% said they plan to work remotely for the rest of their careers.
The report covers many other points, including factors driving employees to work remotely and how the employer and employee stand to benefit. Check out the rest of the findings to determine whether a shift to remote would be in your best interests too.
Thanks to the folks at Business 2 Community for this eye-opening infographic.