Effective tips for how to manage remote workers
Managing remote workers successfully means managers must have the support of their organization’s IT and Human Resources Department in order to provide flexible work options and communication tools that will differ from the status-quo.
At this stage of the COVID-19 outbreak and with World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic, many essential and non-essential businesses around the globe have moved beyond their immediate business continuity and crisis management plans - and work from home directives have quickly become the widespread new and indefinite norm.
It’s a challenge for organizations from both a technology infrastructure and day-to-day operations perspective, and many managers like yourself are most likely facing a crash course in managing remote workers.
It’s also highly likely that most have never worked 100 per cent-remote before, let alone managed other teams in this environment. And managing remote teams during COVID-19 and the ensuing global unrest may seem like an overwhelming and daunting task.
Yet, effective management is essential now more than ever, and will require more than just the right technologies – managing a team remotely will require the right type of leadership too. Because there is work to be done, and hiring is happening.