RUNNING A TIGHT SHIP? HOW TO ENCOURAGE EFFICIENT REMOTE WORK
To begin, let’s be clear, running a tight ship does not mean micromanaging. It generally just refers to efficient work: productivity, collaboration and of course, kicking goals. We’ve compiled a list of ways that you can ensure that your business is running at peak performance, even when you’re not working as a team together in the office.
OUR TOP TIPS
1. Leverage emerging technologies
Embrace new software that makes remote work easier. It may not be necessarily ‘new,’ but are you storing your data in the Cloud? Cloud solutions will give your employees ‘anywhere’ access to workplace information.
But don’t let this freak you out about security or losing control of your information. Cloud is considered one of the most secure storage solutions because of its robust cybersecurity measures. And most Cloud solutions allow owners to set different permissions over different folders. This is less about controlling your employees; and more about allowing them access to only the documents they need to complete their job function, thereby limiting distractions.
2. Track goal status
It should be clear to employees whether their targets look different while WFH. Ordinarily, they would stay the same, but it mostly depends on the challenges your industry is facing. We recommend using a CRM that gives employees a live overview of their KPI’s so they can see how they are tracking against themselves and their coworkers for the week/ month/ year retrospectively. Goal-tracking creates friendly competition, increasing motivation.
3. Managed IT Services
If you already have great tech infrastructure in place, you may find your IT requirements go down with remote work. And this is great, unless your IT provider charges fixed fees.
You may be tempted to cut costs and get rid of your Managed IT agreement altogether. But as a leader, you have core responsibilities, and you know that you often don’t have time to be distracted from these to complete mundane IT tasks.
A Myrtec FLEX Agreement may be the perfect solution for you, as it has the ‘managed’ part of the agreement that you have come to expect for one low cost, and then you only pay for the amount of support you consume (no minimums and discounted by volume).
4. Group chat rooms
We’re stating the obvious here, but working remotely eliminates the opportunity to engage in casual conversation with co-workers. Emails can feel too formal, and it’s unproductive to expect your team to video call every day. In our team, we love using the communication platform Microsoft Teams. While there are many different chat platforms available, what we love about M. Teams is its simple integration with other apps in the 365 stack, making collaboration easy.
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So there you have it! We hope you find these tips help make a seamless transition to remote work. We hope you find reassurance from all of the ways that we can stay connected, even while working unaccompanied. We’re all in this together!
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