While some companies are considering “recalling” employees back to the brick and mortar office, it’s evident that remote working is here to stay. Here are some “best practices” if your company will allow remote work:

  • Establish clear policies and guidelines: Define what is expected of remote employees in terms of work hours, communication, and productivity. This can help to ensure that remote workers are aligned with the organization’s goals and expectations.
  • Respect your employee’s personal time. Employees resent it when managers continually text them after hours, taking them away from personal time and often without additional pay.
  • Provide the necessary technology and tools: Ensure that remote employees have access to the technology and tools they need to perform their jobs effectively, including laptops, software, and VPN access.
  • Ensure security and data protection: Implement appropriate security measures to protect sensitive information, such as firewalls, encryption, and secure remote access solutions. Regularly train remote employees on security best practices and monitor network activity for potential security threats.
  • Foster communication and collaboration: Encourage remote employees to stay connected with each other and with the rest of the organization through regular video conferences, team chats, and other collaboration tools. Provide secure communication and chat tools and prohibit use by family members.
  • Evaluate performance regularly: Regularly evaluate the performance of remote employees and provide feedback and coaching to help them improve. This can help to ensure that remote workers are staying on track and contributing to the success of the organization.
  • Promote work-life balance: Encourage remote employees to take breaks and establish clear boundaries between work and personal time to help them maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • Foster a sense of community: Create opportunities for remote employees to connect with each other, such as virtual happy hours, team building activities, and company-wide events. This can help to build a sense of community and improve employee morale.
  • By following these best practices, organizations can effectively support remote employees and ensure that they are able to be productive and engaged while working from hom.

SpartanTec can assist your company with implementing, maintaining and monitoring your remote working network. Email SpartanTec to learn more.