Today let’s talk about one of the most trending topics of the current times i.e. Work from Home (WFH). As familiar as it sounds, work from home has now become more normalized than ever.
The fast-paced technology has made businesses portable. If you own a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection, congratulations! You are all ready to step into your office whilst sitting home.
What has made WFH the new norm?
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the world, organizations ought to put the safety and well-being of their employees first. Whether they like it or not, this a necessary step to be taken to minimize the impact of the pandemic. The newly embraced work from a home culture has broken down remote work stereotypes. The misconceptions surrounding productivity of employees, communication gap, and lesser engagement.
Remote Work Stereotypes-Debunked!
Studies have shown remote workers to be happier and productive than they are at their workplaces as a result of a relaxed environment.
- Given the right tools and technology, not to forget proactive management, communication, and employee engagement is no barrier.
- Higher job satisfaction and less employee turnover as compared to traditional workplaces.
How to make ‘Work from Home’ work?
From a tech perspective.
Now is the right time to think about investing in technology. Technology being the game-changer, here are a few things you need to make sure to move your company online:
- You need to make sure your infrastructure is set up to accommodate the workforce. Meaning you have the tools and technology and the capacity to deploy them.
- Every individual has access to devices and communication channels.
- You might want to use some sort of enabling media for your virtual meetings (Gives a sense of being seen and heard).
- When communicating with clients and external stakeholders be flexible in adapting the tools they are comfortable with.
- Don’t forget to set up your firewalls.
From a non-tech perspective.
As much as we emphasize the fact that technology is the driving force behind WFH, smart management plays an active role too.
Keep a closer check on your employees and ask for continuous work updates to reinforce engagement.
In the first few minutes of a virtual meeting, check out on your employees to know how they are doing (shows your concern about their well-being in the current situation), jump to the topic thereafter.
The tech stack of Core2Plus (WFH 2020)
Zoom – The go-to app for our virtual meetings.
Skype – To keep an eye on employee activity.
Odoo – Whilst zoom and skype are the supporting apps for our workflows, Core2Plus is reliant on Odoo. Odoo is an open-source ERP software, that offers numerous functions and modules and can fit the business needs by integrating these modules into a single application.
On Odoo our employee’s check-in and check-out daily, check on the tasks assigned and report back tasks on the Kanban board, discussions over project progress, instant messaging, and much more. Moreover, all project management and administrative tasks are carried out by this amazing software. (It’s like an all in one package. Sounds great right?)
Talking about Odoo, Core2Plus offers customized Odoo development. To know more about Odoo services offered by Core2Plus, click here.
Once we are out of the corona crisis, the world will see more acceptance for work from home culture. You can be anywhere on the globe and still be part of a particular organization. People will be more empathetic towards remote workers and through this empathy, we can evolve as better team members, managers, and organizations as a whole.