Thanks to the advancement of technology, the dream of working from home has finally become a reality for many workers. Days of commuting and being stuck in traffic for hours are becoming part of the past.
Namely, more and more employers offer their workers the possibility of telecommuting as it is proven that working from home boosts productivity. Besides, remote work is financially beneficial to companies. For instance, a company doesn’t have to invest in office space which will not only reduce costs, but will also be an eco-friendly work arrangement.
However, despite the numerous advantages, business owners and companies are still concerned with productivity matters. Namely, since they can’t control their employees, they might assume the workers will work less and be less productive and efficient. In order to ensure that telecommuters work at their best, there are some tips that both employers and employees can follow.
Firstly, use up-to-date technology. A company should have a communications system that integrates the office with employees’ homes which will make it much easier to communicate effectively and monitor workers’ progress. Secondly, set projects aside that are suitable for at-home work.
Some projects and tasks can easily be done from home and a company should identify what is appropriate for telecommuting and what not. Thirdly, your team has to think in the same way and function as a whole. In order to ease communication and collaboration, use cloud-based document storage solutions. Basically, use whatever works best for you and the people you work with.
In the fourth place, remember to always be available during business hours. If you don’t answer your calls, your boss or co-workers will assume you’re not being productive. Besides, you need to be in touch with the people you work with in order to know what needs to be done.
Good communication is the key to success. Finally, you don’t need to tell your co-workers about your work location. For instance, you could be finishing your project next to the pool or in a coffee shop, but you don’t need to constantly brag about it.