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Advancements in technology have made it possible for many full-time employees to work from home. Most of us believe it’s easy to work remote because we have a computer and access to the internet but working from home poses some unique challenges for both the employee and the manager.
The benefits of working from home are well known. Employees enjoy greater flexibility; eliminating the commute saves time and helps to preserve the environment; businesses can reduce costs by renting smaller offices and cutting back on supplies and snacks; organizations can build a more diverse workforce by recruiting from virtually anywhere, and employees generally achieve a greater work/life balance. With anything, there are disadvantages, which include feelings of isolation, family distractions and intrusions, the need to self-motivate, and the inability of some employees to prevent work from consuming their lives.
Considering both the pluses and minuses can help individuals decide if working from home is right for them. That being said, the long-term trend points to the increase of employees working from home. How can workers maintain their productivity? What difficulties might they face when working remotely? How can managers support a remote team while ensuring that the work gets done?
The attached infographic, Staying Connected While Working Remotely, addresses all these issues. It is valuable reading for workers and supervisors alike. It begins by offering tips for creating a workspace that keeps workers productive, as well as suggestions to help remote workers stay motivated and tips for helping managers support their remote workforce.
Learn how remote work can be successful for both employees and employers.
This infographic was created by CoachDiversity Institute, experts in diversity coaching certification
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