“Working from home”, like it or not, this is where we are at now.
All in the same boat, but connected with different institutions. I bet before the pandemic broke loose and the lockdown began, most offices didn’t even have remote work policies.
Managing ProofHub, I have found that the hardest part about creating a remote work environment for my team has been the lack of consistency. The experience has taught me that taking care of project progress, time management, and collaboration just isn’t enough.
Having set guidelines for your whole team to follow assures discipline and employee accountability. And, not to forget, it also makes it 100 times easier to track progress and performance.
What Do You Need To Keep In Mind?
The situation right now is infused with panic and confusion, so, flexibility is the key to creating a set of adaptable guidelines. We set ours keeping the following factors in mind:
- Simplify the work process: To make your team more at ease with the process of maintaining a work-life balance. Also, streamlining the workflow to stay more productive is a critical part of being on schedule.
- Ease the process of project delivery: Having an automated tool that manages your projects can be highly helpful for your team. Having a file delivery system that can help you effectively collaborate with your remote team can be a game-changer.
- Gain maximum control of the system: Defining the roles of your team members can be easier when you set guidelines for scheduling and communication. Knowing more and more about your employees and their work schedules.
If your team is working without guidelines, jot some down now. Keep your team in check and keep your deadlines and goals in sight because WFH cannot slow you down!
About the Author
Vartika Kashyap is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub — leading project management software. From contributing to websites such as The Huffington Post, Bussiness.com, Elearning, Dzone, and The Next Web to becoming LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017 and 2018, she has recognised amazing new ways to reach the audience. She weaves stories about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, and common workplace events. She also loves to read and travel to new places.