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.
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Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves
More and more teams are changing their activity to working remotely. This change is a good thing, as stated in a study by eJobs Romania: even under normal circumstances, 8 out of 10 Romanians would like to work from home. Even more, under the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are willing to isolate themselves at home and not be exposed to any risk by commuting to work. It is estimated that by now, over 500.000 Romanians are working from home.
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!
When you dilligently track time, it is much easier to know who is working on what project, when, for how long and whether they are being slowed down by any issues. Projects nowadays are complex matters, which oftentimes require interdepartmental assistance. When everyone knows how much time they can or should allocate for a task, it becomes much more facile to track duties.
In the modern day office, we’re surrounded by distractions and diversions. As time has passed, technology has become much more accessible and with it, came a new era of grown-up toys, playthings and interferences. In addition to this, the concept of an office job has spread to such a degree that is no longer reserved only for the well-connected. Nowadays, if you’re fresh out of college, or in some cases, even out of high school, you can experience office life, albeit not with your own private room, but more like a private cubicle or area within a shared space.