Costs are always a concern for a manager when it comes to the company’s bottom line. Considering that in average labor costs can reach up to 50-60% of operational costs, the way that employees spend their working hours becomes paramount. If you add to that the global COVID pandemic, with more and more employees switching to remote work and also with the economic crisis that is beginning to show it’s effects, managing HR duties and labor costs can become a nightmare.
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While safe from office related distractions, people who work from home are faced with other challenges like things that need to be done around the house or unexpected visitors or family members that require their attention. They also need time off work, to rest and recharge their batteries.
Maintaining a good and productive working environment is one of the main goals of every manager. And the focus falls on a positive culture in the workplace which is essential for employee retention, satisfaction and productivity. And when your team is working remotely, creating such a culture can present some challenges.
The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest experiment done so far by the humanity, mainly because of the impact of the virus on a global scale. But also because we already have full access to mature and available technologies for working remotely, despite the reluctance of some employers. It’s now time to test them and see if they bring happier & healthier employees!