How Remote Work is Increases Productivity


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Whoever thought that there would be virtual offices? A virtual office is nothing but a company purchasing an address from where all the communication takes place with the remote teams. Having a remote team is another trend that is rising mainly because it reduces the cost of holding the team in an office space. he concept of remote work may excite many people and it may look very pleasing from a distance. However, remote workers face many challenges like isolation, the difference in time zones, interruptions at home, technical issues and so on. These problems may have a detrimental impact on the productivity of a worker.


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 BLOGS How Remote Team Work Increases Productivity How Remote Team Work Increases Productivity Whoever thought that there would be viual o ces A viual o ce is nothing but a company purchasing an address from where all the communication takes place with the remote teams. Having a remote team is another trend that is rising mainly because it reduces the cost of holding the team in an o ce space. The concept of remote work may excite many people and it may look very pleasing from a distance. However remote workers face many challenges like isolation the dierence in time zones interruptions at home technical issues and so on. These problems may have a detrimental impact on the productivity of a worker. The benets of this kind of a work seing exceed the shocomings and this is why a large majority of employers are now sticking to remote teams. In 2012 – 2013 Professor Nicholas Bloom selected a group of 9 students to work from home for a Chinese travel agency. The study spanned 9-months and the conclusions drawn were truly mind-blowing. It was found that the remote workers were 13 more e cient than the in- o ce employees working for the travel agency. Also 6 of the 9 remote workers took signicantly less sick leaves and the remaining did not take and sick leaves. A similar study conducted in 2014 found that remote working improved the peormance when the work was given on a task basis. This eventually contributed to a healthy positive productive and cohesive work environment. One of the remote workers from this group stated that they felt much more engaged in the processes of the company. Why there is such an inclination towards remote working The main reason is increased productivity. Apa from this other reasons that contribute to the rapid adoption of remote workforce include:       01 Apr 2019 Shyamal Parikh Flexibility Increases Productivity: Remote workers have exibility which basically means that they can work during any time of the day which suits them the most. Workers know when exactly they can work at the peak of their productivity level which helps to increase the overall productivity of the company. Remote Workers Put More Hours: Because of the exibility remote workers can work aer the business hours as well. They have the luxury to manage their personal commitments alongside business ones. This basically means that they have 24 hours to accomplish the tasks of the day. O ce-goers are not entitled to this privilege.

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How To Ensure That Remote Workers Dont Fall Behind Time Working with remote employees who are out of the o ce or even in dierent countries can have a lot of benets. It can save your money and space but you have to make that work for you. The below-mentioned pointers make remote employees very successful:         Benets And Challenges Of Remote Workers : It is expected that 50 of the workforce in the US will work from home. It is benecial for the employees as they save time and money spent in the daily commute. For the employers there are many benets of remote workers which are mentioned in the pointers below:         No Distractions: The o ce oor can get a bit too noisy at times which may hinder the peormance. All employees do not have their own cabin spaces where they would not be disturbed by noises people moving around lose focus etc. Remote workers have a dedicated workspace at their houses where they can work with full concentration without any distraction. Also they have access to everything staing from coee to books to keep them motivated. Less Sick Leaves: As mentioned above also the downtime of remote workers is way less than regular o ce goers. O ce goers have a long day as they have to get up early to get ready and commute to the workplace. This can take a toll on the body whereas remote workers can utilize this time to rest do some exercises and if you are not into all this you can simply sta working early and nish the work on or ahead of time. A healthy work-life balance is a must to reduce the downtime. Remote Workers Are Happy: According to recent research it has been found that remote workers are happier than o ce goers because they are autonomous and feel that the company values them. The research proved that 8 out of 10 remote workers were happy with their work whereas 6 out of 10 o ce goers were happy with their work. Meet Regularly 1-ON-1 Via Video : Skype is perhaps the most common and prevalent tool for conducting remote meetings. This allows you to convey the non-verbal messages and make a lile more human of a connection. Regular Repoing: This means that on a consistent basis the employees have to submit to you a repo to let you know what they have been working on and what challenges they ran into. Include Them In The Company Culture : Just because they are far away doesn’t mean that they can’t paicipate in the activities that your business is doing. Help them feel unied with everyone else. Use A Task Management Soware:  There are task management applications available in the market that bring to you a snapshot of everything happening in your business in one spot. The employers can just log in and see what dierent remote workers are up to. This is perhaps the biggest win for any employer that has a remote team.    Employ Talented Workers From Across The Globe : By dening a region of hiring you are really limiting your prospects of hiring the top talent. When you consider the world as a recruiting eld your company learns to work with a diverse workforce. People from dierent regions of the world look at things from a dierent perspective and they might be able to bring new ideas to the company.  Low Employee Turnover: Researchers have found that remote workers are happier than those working at the o ce. Happier workers tend to take fewer sick leaves and also the pressure of work is less. This causes the employees to stick around for a longer period of time. Savings For The Company: A company spends millions of dollars on employees working in the o ce space. This amount will decrease drastically if the company stas to employ remote workers. Also the real estate requirement of the company declines along with the expenses of electricity phones and computers and so on. Increased Productivity: As mentioned above remote workers have exibility and can work when they feel on top of their productivity level. Also they can put more hours into work as compared to o ce going employees.    

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Every coin has 2 sides to it and similarly there are some drawbacks of remote workers. All the problems have a solution and it is crucial to nd a way out to solve the problems related to remote workers. Here are some challenges faced by employers of remote workers:       CONCLUSION It all boils down to one thing and that is coordination. Remote teams will rule the future and now is a really good time to invest in a work management soware. This is a one-time investment and your organization will benet hugely from such a system. The answer to all problems related to a remote team is work management soware. t ey ca put o e ou s to o as co pa ed to o ce go g e p oyees. Communication: This is perhaps the main worry of employers with remote workers. To solve this problem employers can deploy a task management tool where all employees and remote workers can log in to update the employer about the tasks they have completed tasks on which they are working and what will they do aer completing the task at hand. Also they can mention the di culties they ran into during accomplishing the tasks. Company Culture: Remote workers could be in dierent countries and this shouldn’t stop them from being a pa of all the fun activities and meet-ups going in the company. Invite your remote workers to the o ce once a year so that they can interact with the rest of the employees. Also conduct Skype meetings so that everyone can see everyone else’s faces. Peormance Tracking: It is di cult for the employer to keep a track on the progress and peormance of the remote workers. Use a work management soware to track the peormance of all remote workers. PRODUCTIVITY REMOTE WORK COLLABORATION Team Collaboration like never before Give enough space to your business to grow. Make it accessible anytime anywhere. Sign Up FOLLOW US     Recent Blogs How To Tell If A SaaS Provider How To Tell If A SaaS Provider Is Handling Sensitive Data Is Handling Sensitive Data Correctly Correctly

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