Many organizations are now working remotely, raising new challenges for employees, managers and leaders in how they work and collaborate. Chief among leaders’ concerns: maintaining productivity. According to our latest CFO survey, 42% of CFOs are worried about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on employee productivity.
Nearly a decade ago, PwC began offering remote work as an option for employees. With so much new tech—and connectivity—available, many found the daily commute simply wasn’t necessary. Along the way, we’ve learned valuable lessons on how to keep productivity high while working away from the office. Here is our list of starter tips.
Guide leaders on everyday flexibility and how to adjust expectations for employee performance, engagement, and well-being.
Ways of working:
Model new ways of working to foster collaboration, empathy, inclusive behaviors, and working differently.
Tools for working remotely:
Address strains on existing information technology and provide virtual tools for collaboration and meetings, big or small.
From basic guides to more advanced training, expect a learning curve. Workers may need to protect data and information, learn new technology, or form new habits.
Empathy is more important than ever. Start a routine so you can be present and understand what your teams are facing.
Once you’re up and running, keep these tips in mind:
Below are some additional ideas that helped remote workers succeed:
Remote work is an opportunity to assess where your organization is headed, become even more flexible, and further adapt to new ways of working.