Many businesses are shut down to the public during this time. Even if your employees don’t typically interact with the public, social distancing means that employees cannot continue to work within six feet of one another. Therefore, more employees than ever before are working remotely. This brings up challenges for employees, as well as employers.
This is not new territory for us at Multi Business Solutions. Over the last several years, one of our employees has worked remotely 100% of the time and another employee has worked remotely ~75% of the time. Another employee has transitioned from occasionally working from home into completely working from home during this time of social distancing. We understand the challenges and issues you may be facing.
In the video below, Natalie shares some common fears that employers have when their employees begin to work remotely:
- Will employees be less productive when they’re working from home?
- Is it possible that communication, company culture, and collaboration will suffer when employees are not working in the same office?
Natalie provides ways to re-frame those fears in order to see them as opportunities. She offers numerous tips and guidance, so you can effectively manage your employees even if you’re not seeing them on a daily basis.
In addition, consider this: getting your business and employees “back to normal” may not look the same once we move beyond this current crisis. After getting setup to work from home and having time to experience it, employees may continue to request working from home. Employers may realize that there are cost-savings benefits. Keep an open mind. What started as a challenge may turn into a situation that’s beneficial for both employers and employees for the long-term.
As always, feel free to contact us if you have other questions or concerns about working remotely. We’re happy to help!