Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to manage your staff from afar • TechCrunch
over the last Two and a half years, remote and hybrid work has become the norm – A The majority of American workers They have the option to work from home all or part of the week, and 87% of workers who were offered remote work enthusiastically seized the opportunity.
While some companies are pushing to return to the office, today’s tight job market gives employees more power to respond to remote, or at least flexible, jobs. This isn’t just a pandemic response anymore – it’s a way of life, and it has the potential to improve some business. People who work from home report a slight increase in their productivity levels without the distractions that come with the office – Oh, it’s Beth’s birthday. Cupcake in the kitchen!
But both employers and employees report some downsides to working remotely. Isolation can make people feel lonely and detached, which leads to mental health problems. Learning and collaboration work without the human element of being in the same room. It can be difficult to create and maintain a corporate culture remotely.
Fortunately, some smart people have thought seriously about how to take on these challenges and make them work. We put a few of them on stage last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, and while you can Watch the full videoHere are some of their best insights.
Be very intentional when meeting IRL
Two and a half years after the outbreak of the epidemic, people became ““They are actually asking to spend more time together,” Adriana Roach, Moral’s chief personnel officer, said during a panel discussion at Disrupt.
Ironically, one of the main solutions to remote working problems is finding ways to bring employees together IRL. This may mean a few times a week in the office if everyone lives in the same city, but if the team is quite far away, companies have to be more insistent on how they plan monthly or quarterly outside of locations.