Remote working: the alternative to make progress during this crisis.
We are living in extraordinary and very uncertain times. Nowadays, we are required to work from home, and when faced with this reality cannot pretend that every leader and member of our team will react similarly. The styles of personality and the conditions of each individual make us all provide a different, unique response to these challenges.
At Psigma, we have been analyzing different profiles of individuals with several of our clients for a while now regarding their concerns about the need to work remotely and the strategies that may be useful when managing that change.
How to lead remote workers?
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Remote working involves modifying and establishing new “rules of the game” such as logistics, submitting results, interacting, liaising, work schedules, among other factors. Paulo Pinzon shares some tips to achieve a positive experience through remote working:
Changes in the relationship between the leader and their team members.
- New realities, new conditions in which every member must contribute.
- Have clear rules: What, How, Where, How much, Who. Define the expectations and the deliverables.
- Empower team members: Trust, delegation, and responsibility are all key elements; remember that each person is different, no one solution fits everyone, rely on the talent of each team member.
- Monitor progress; do not wait until the end.
Recommendations for remote workers (to fulfill the new role through remote working concept).
- Plan your day. Let your leader and colleagues know what you will be doing.
- It’s about Work, not a Vacation. The remote work approach revolves around results.
- Be disciplined. Establish work schedules to comply with the agreed commitments.
- Choose an appropriate place for remote working without any distractions and let members of your household know.
- An office at home demands respect from others.
- Respond appropriately to the trust your employer is giving you.
- Take active pauses and adapt to the new work model.
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