Many companies, regardless of size and complexity, are still working through the shift from in-office to remote working and how that impacts operations. Teams that once worked in the same building are faced with a challenge to adapt to the remote work environment.
Collaborating face-to-face already comes with challenges and can be amplified when you add a computer screen. Many are struggling with work-life balance, and leaders are trying to maintain a sense of normalcy within their organizations while combating the many unknowns of working from home.
For leaders who are still iterating new policies and procedures for work-from-home, we have outlined a few principles and agile working recommendations to keep in mind. These principles can help teams become more efficient and effective in a remote environment:
It is critical to maintain a high level of productivity and morale among employees, especially as work-from-home has turned into a long-term arrangement for many.
While there continues to be uncertainty about when we will return to the pre-COVID working environment, leaders can control the current state of remote work by setting their teams up with the right set of collaborative tools and support to avoid employee burnout.