New way of looking at “Working from Home“
Technological advances have opened the door to new ways of working, one of them is working from home. Nowadays work should be seen as “something that is done and not a place where one goes”. Telework, where feasible, does allow supervision of employees, without falling into surveillance.
How it implement work remotely?
Telework as a modality based on three fundamental aspects: labor flexibility, teamwork and the use of new technologies. It is a talent management model in which the employer offers the necessary tools for employees to carry out their tasks based on results.
How to work from home – 5 recommendations to implement working from home
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 the following recommendations can be taken into consideration to implement teleworking without affecting the results, productivity and most importantly, the health of the workers:
1. ESTABLISH KEY INDICATORS FOR COLLABORATORS
Work under individual and group goals that are measurable and visible to all team members.
Recommendation: OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a methodology created by exCEO Intel.
2. TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR FAVOR, WORK IN THE CLOUD
The use of cloud serves not only to have constant open communication channels, but also to optimize efforts with productivity tools hosted there. These tools that integrate with calendar, email and others.
Recommendation: tools like Asana, Slack, Google Docs, Monday, Jira and Office 365, among others.
3. PROPER WORK SPACE
Encouraging employees to design and create a suitable workspace in their homes, since having an ergonomic, clean, tidy and comfortable space will allow them to feel at home while the epidemic is under control.
4. CORPORATE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS
VPNs are designed to be used by a subgroup of employees that need access to business applications (on premises Accounting, CRM, ERP and other software systems) apart from just data stored on portable or cloud locations.
One of the biggest challenges of remote work is connecting with coworkers. Therefore, it is essential to constantly communicate to the rest of the team what is being worked on and coordinate. It is highly recommended to replace calls with video calls.
Recommendation: Zoom, Slack, Skype, Hangouts Meet and Microsoft Teams.
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