There are many questions in this way that we should find an answer for them. How do corporate leaders, managers and individual workers make this sudden shift? What can we do to maintain productivity, ease anxiety, and continue to effectively collaborate with both colleagues and even external stakeholders? How quickly can we implement current best practices or develop new ones? Certainly done right, remote working can boost productivity and morale; done badly, it can breed inefficiency, damage work relationships, and demotivate employees.
First of all we have to be sure that our company infrastructure is fit to remote working. It means that we have the enough related equipment, the technologies available, and that we’re prioritizing appropriately – who needs what very quickly and ensure that we have the capacity to deploy the equipment and also to start training staff. Beside that we need culture shift. It is really new for most of the employees to do remote work. So here are very fruitful recommendations to those who want to start.
You have to create your regular routines. Meaning, you have to get up at the same time. You have to even take a shower. You have to get dressed, not necessarily what you would wear on a regular basis when you go into the office – but you have to get dressed, no pajamas. And you have to be very disciplined. You’ve got to figure out what your physical activities are quite to be on a regular basis. Otherwise you’re going to start feeling bad, very quickly. Turn off all of the things that would draw us and during particular period, meaning cut off all access to external social media. Television, no way. Do the things that you would do normally. But after a certain period, you’ve done that for an hour, an hour and a half, and two hours. It depends on what you do. You should get up, move, walk around, stretch, and then come back to your position and then, go at it again.
You should follow a way that your manager trust you 100%. He should feel that people are working and they are going to fulfill their responsibility although he must accept that flexibility is part of the gift that comes with remote work, and workday might look like an accordion and that is perfectly fine. You should not let him to feel that productivity is diminishing.
There's also evidence that remote workers are more productive. According to a recent Global Workplace Analytics Survey, a full 53% of remote workers reported they were likely to work overtime. That's compared to just 28% of in-office workers. Also The Global Workplace Analytics Costs & Benefits Survey demonstrates that remote employees have actually been shown to be between 35-40% more productive than co-located colleagues.
On the whole, coronavirus pandemic is testing the leaders of companies and organizations and even employees in every sector around the world. Its consequences could last for longer and present greater difficulties than anyone anticipates. Those who do will help establish or reinforce behaviors and values that can support their organizations and communities during this crisis, however long it continues, prepare themselves well for the next large-scale challenge.