8 Tips To Increase Your Remote Employee’s Productivity

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Published Date: October 31, 2020

8 Tips To Increase Your Remote Employee's Productivity

8 Tips To Increase Your Remote Employee’s Productivity

Obviously, the term remote work brings never-ending bliss among your workers. But, it’s a never-ending pain when it comes to the management and the head of the team in sticking to the plan.

Especially during the pandemic when nothing goes out of the expected, it is a herculean task to find order in chaos. One should get ahead of a lot of obstacles and hindrances to extract proper and quality work from their employees who are being employed remotely.

The task of managing remote employees is not something that only affects the manager of a particular company. This situation is an integral part of every company with remote employees and the steps that each company takes to empower these remote forces are relatively high when compared to the normal employee.

Remote employees are somebody who builds up an end to end relationship with clients and maintains the brand value outside the company premises. Taking a toll on their productivity often acts as a barrier to the company’s overall graph and this leads to a negative impact on productivity and efficiency.

Let’s look at how one can empower their remote employees to increase their productivity with the following 8 steps.

  1. Digitalize the process
  2. Schedule the process and stick to it
  3. Automate maximum of works
  4. Equip with the right tools
  5. Bring in transparency
  6. Use data to increase conversation
  7. Consistent training and updates
  8. Self-care

1. Digitalize the process

Separated by distance, and united by Virtual interlock. Yes, the first and foremost motive of the company should be to digitalize its remote workforce with the proper medium to increase the efficiency of the working process.

Starting from scheduling the meeting to finishing it with payments and invoicing, the process of digitalizing everything acts as the catalyst for increasing the productivity and efficiency of the working process.

The markets offer a wide range of Softwares like Lystloc, Google Drive, Slack and so on.. which can take up this task into practice.

2. Schedule the process and stick to it

Work discipline is the only factor that ensures professionalism in the workplace. But the objective to achieve this work discipline with a remote workforce is a bit tedious task in the absence of a professional working environment.

Especially during the time of the pandemic, sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee and a candy demotivates the employees to get into the working situation.

So, scheduling the working process with respect to the actual working hours maintains the professional vibe with the remote employees. Initiate a particular pattern to work, fix deadlines, motivate the employees to hang on to their schedule, follow McDonald’s rule.

3. Automate maximum of works

Automating your work cuts a maximum amount of slack in the working process and increases the credibility of the work in which the employees’ are engaged in. Eliminate the process of paper works and initiate paperless working strategies with the automation tools so that the risks of loss, damage, and duplicating the reports can be reduced.

4. Equip with the right tools

Equipping your company with proper tools to keep your employees intact with the work and authority is very important when it comes to remote employees. These tools play this role of the virtual manager who can assess and promote works based on the employees’ potential and standards.

Especially with your remote employees, it is difficult to know if your employee is actually working or just sticking on to Netflix. So, it is important to initiate work monitoring applications that track employees’ work in a regular interval of time so as to ensure that the work is done properly.

5. Bring in transparency

It is not a sin to track your employees regarding work and status updates. Actually, it is legal that the company can monitor the employees’ activity during his/her working period.

So bring in transparency as a part of your remote working culture, share details and documents related to work, integrate different tools linked to your digitalized medium (Field Service Management software) like google maps platform to access the location details of the particular employee in real-time.

Bringing in transparency helps in picking the negative shades and gives an insight into the possible ways of making it alright.

6. Use reports for better communication

Credibility in a conversation is the main factor that makes communication effective and efficient. One cannot state things without proper reports and data.

So, ensure that you dedicate an idiosyncratic strategy in maintaining records related to the work activities, attendance, Client visit status for further analysis, and decision making.

These gathered pieces of information can be stored and retrieved if dedicated cloud storage takes its life in the workforce.

7. Consistent training and updates

Coming up with training activities for your remote employees in adapting themselves to the new working pattern improves the working culture and the disciple of work to a large magnitude.

Even though your company is heavily involved in applications and new technologies to increase productivity, it is equally important to build a manual relationship with your employees.

So, organize periodic web conferences and discussions to educate you employees regarding work and new working culture.

8. Self care

Last but not the least, never pressurize your employees regarding the work and status of the work. It is essential that small breaks should be provided to the employees for their personal well-being considering the situation.

Empathize with your employee and build up an emotional bond with them to extract good work from them.

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