How To Create A Great Working From Home Process
Working from home was prevalent in the IT Solutions & Services Provider sector even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, post-COVID we are expecting more companies to offer flexible and remote working options.
But how do you get the most out of the employees working from home?
Our Co-Founder Tim Davey offers his insight into how IT Solutions Providers can create a great working from home process:
“With what’s going on in the world at the moment, most people will understand the transition to a new world of working which includes working from home permanently or occasionally.
It’s not new for the IT Solutions & Services Provider space.
We were already very well versed in working from home, in particular in Pre-Sales, Consultancy and Project/Programme Management.
But now we’re also seeing more working from home roles in Managed Services and Operations as well.
So what should a great working from home process cover?
A great working from home process should:
- Keep engagement and performance high
- Foster a sense of trust and ownership
- Avoid the isolation of staff
- Give employees time back
- Create more rounded employees
- Help establish boundaries between work and home
- Encourage balance and choice (work from anywhere)
Not everybody is keen to fully work from home, so offering flexibility is key in getting the most from a working from home process.
There also other areas a working from home process should cover, including:
- Technologies and security
- The environment an employee is working within
- Streamlined lines of communication
- Standards, structure and reporting
- A robust HR policy
There’s a lot to think about and to get right, but a transition to a balanced working environment is an opportunity to shape the culture of your business and your company direction moving forwards.
Having options and balance around this is vitally important.”
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