The Covid-19 pandemic is disrupting the way businesses normally work. Leaders around the world are faced with a number of tricky decisions which have to be made quickly to ensure the safety of their employees as well as continuity of business.
Among several such decisions, the one of transitioning entire work forces to work from home wherever possible has become a necessity. In an effort to encourage social distancing and to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread, companies which can function with a remote working model has implemented policies, helped employees make the transition seamlessly and are now coming to terms with the revised working model.
However, for organizations previously unaccustomed to this model, the prospects could be daunting. Across multiple departments, the ways of working, modes of communication, channels of reporting, etc are different and many leads and managers are worried whether a remote working model would be as effective as working from the office.
Then there’s the aspect of personal connect and socialization. With employees away from the office, be it appreciation, feedback or ideation, conversations lack that human element that conveys emotion and intent as much as words do. The office is also space where teams can come together to celebrate successes and bonds better which enables them to empathize with colleagues when they are looking for support or information.
However, while every aspect of working from a common space can never quite be recreated, there are a host of solutions and tools available to employers and employees who can address most of these concerns. With our vast experience of working with several remote teams over a decade and ensuring productivity and employee morale stays high, we have compiled comprehensive guide to remote working during covid-19 outbreak infographic which would be extremely helpful for companies in these circumstances. Managers can plan on leveraging strategies from it to keep their teams motivated and productive, while employees can come up with newer ways of increasing social interactions and getting to know colleagues