Let’s understand the term – remote work.
To understand in simple words, Working from outside the fixed office place is remote work. The structure of remote work is very vast and flexible. Working remotely means you can decide your working hours and how to complete the task as well. So as long as you meet the deadlines, you can choose your way of working. During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic mostly it has seen that the employees are working remotely.
All remote jobs are not full time. Freelancers and part-time is also a part of remote work. Remote work doesn’t mean that the employees can only work from their home, they can complete their work given from any place like beaches, gardens, and parks, etc. The concept of remote working is unstoppable. With every year comes advanced technology, making employees free from their office tables and chairs.
Reports say that 72% of the working professionals agree that having flexibility in work is most important for the coming generations. With advanced technology, it has become easier for us to communicate with our employees. Zoom, skype, google meet, goto webinars are some of the common tools of remote work.
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Are you happy with your remote work? If not, let’s go through some ways to ensure your happiness in remote work.
Ensuring the employee’s happiness in remote work is very challenging and difficult. How can a senior engage employees on digital platforms and ensure their commitments and happiness at remote work?
Here presenting some ways which can ensure employees happiness even at remote work:
1. Making transparent leadership
Leadership should always be honest and calm in the decision-making process. Transparency builds trust in employees and provides peace to them knowing that the company is taking all precautions to make their employees happy even at remote work.
2. Strong leadership between the senior leaders and employees
An organization can only be able to achieve all its goals and dreams when they build a strong bond between the seniors and juniors. When the seniors and juniors together present some presentation to their clients digitally, it builds a strong impact on the client’s mind regarding the organization and its employees.
3. Make a healthy life and work balance
Working remotely doesn’t mean that the senior leaders of the firm have got the license to disturb and interfere in employees’ personal life. In remote work also there should be the maintenance of employees’ personal and office life so that they can feel ease to communicate.
4. Choose a friendly platform to communicate
Choosing the best platform which enables employees to access it easily. Easy communication makes employees work more even from home. The leaders must choose a type of digital platform in which communication can be done easily and interactively.
5. Do meetings regularly
Being in remote work mode, the senior leader should do the meetings with their employees regularly to make sure that their employees feel comfortable in meetings with the clients digitally.
6. Don’t just only talk about the business
If you want your employees to feel comfortable during remote working, you should also need to keep their mind fresh and relax. Whenever you arrange the business meetings, make sure to not only talk about business goals, profit, and loss. Keep asking your employees how they are and if they need anything and else. This way, your employees feel happy and will work hard.
7. Keep motivating your employees
Be aware of what motivates and inspires your employees the most and always prepare something remotely entertaining that does not make employees morale down.
What is the need that allows us to work remotely?
Remote work is perfect and best. But what makes it so crazy about working remotely? There can be many reasons like one wants to spend a lot of time with family, one feels comfortable only while working at home, and many more.
Here are some reasons which allow us to work remotely:
- Sometimes office becomes so unproductive due to long conversations and many distractions which cannot enable the employees to work efficiently and properly, that’s why remote work opt them to focus on their work rather than distractions.
- By working remotely, one can easily prioritize his mental health by setting working hours and scheduling the meetings to have proper rest and food.
- Working remotely can save your traveling money from your salary, you can also arrange business meetings at your home to reduce the cost of meeting at luxurious hotels and cafes.
- Remote work promotes flexibility i.e you can work from anywhere in the world in any dress no compulsion for formals and casuals.
- You can schedule your work. If you want to work in the morning for some hours and need to rest in the afternoon, then working in the evening for a few hours is now possible to do.