Tips for Managing a Remote Work Staff
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies were transitioning some or all of their workforce into a remote environment. Improved software and video conferencing tools have made it easier for workers to collaborate and meet in a virtual environment. Companies also benefit from reduced overhead and greater flexibility to choose from an expanded pool of candidates.
But it is impossible to deny that the pandemic has hastened companies' decisions to go remote and comply with state laws and keep their employees safe. While we don't know what the future holds regarding the pandemic, some tech companies are already moving to a remote environment or providing an option to all employees, allowing them to work at home permanently.
We have listed some of the benefits of a remote workforce. Still, there are some challenges some companies will have to overcome to manage remote teams and ensure productivity and sustained morale successfully.
This article will focus mainly on small business owners and managers who may be leading remote teams for the very first time, but it will also touch on best practices for making the most out of your remote environment to stay productive.