Nikki Carlson, ChicExecs Marketing Agency’s Co-Founder/Co-President, shares how to overcome the challenges and receive the benefits of a remote workforce on the Business Woman Media blog.
Remote work is a dream come true for many employees, but for business owners and managers, it can seem messy and complicated.
Are your employees going to be productive? How will you maintain your culture? Will technology problems get in the way of your work?
The good news is that remote work, when executed thoughtfully by trusting managers, works. When you switch to a remote team, you’ll enjoy benefits like:
- A boost in productivity.
- Better employee morale and job satisfaction.
- Lower operating costs.
Your business needs to stay competitive and modern. Get hip with the times and embrace your remote team, even if you’re new to remote management.
Follow These Three Tips to Keep Your Employees Engaged and On-Task While They Work from the Comfort of Their Couch
1. Use the right tech stack. Remote work isn’t possible without technology. You need the right stack of technology, apps, and hardware to make this possible.
2. Create a sense of structure. Business owners (and employees) sometimes dread remote work because it feels too unstructured. Without a manager hovering over your employees, they might feel anxious or directionless. Plus, a lack of structure tends to make managers feel less-trusting of their team.
3. Be human. While some people thrive in remote work, it can be hard for many employees. Be flexible and understanding with your team during this time. You’ll likely have to make some adjustments to your tech stack or procedures, too. Remote work is all about being flexible, so be sure to go with the flow and tweak procedures to fit your teams needs.
Remote work has the potential to boost employee satisfaction, increase your profits, and significantly slash expenses. Read Nikki Carlson’s full blog for more on these three tips to create a healthy remote culture from the start and to keep your employees happy, productive and engaged no matter where they are.