Achieve remote working success, if your team remain connected
What is the key to remote working success? The term remote working is one that senior staff in most organisations are now very familiar with, particularly facilities managers and heads of HR. Yet with organisations throughout the world realising that they don’t have to have quite as much of their capital tied up in enormous buildings with huge overheads. The evolvement of remote working as the norm for many is beyond question. They too can create remote working success.
Benefits to employees’ lies in creating a better work-life balance, whilst for employers, the geographical restrictions of office-based businesses don’t apply. They have the flexibility to hire the best people for their organisaiton wherever they are. Here at Cloudbooking it is fair to say that this is a topic very close to our heart. We have very much embraced this new mode of working, and today seems an opportune time to talk about it.
This meet up, in the North of England is, we believe, a vital event in our summer calendar. Getting to know people and develop strong working relationships is crucial to ensuring a strong team. Our staff based all over the UK and we generally meet up in a city. This allows everyone a similar traveling distance. Time together will help cement a team together. The world is changing and the traditional work get-togethers no longer take place.
Acclaimed book, Managing the Mobile Workforce is a must read for all those organisations who wish to adapt. Cloudbooking refers to it constantly to ensure our working practices are right. Leaders need to provide their staff with the best technology to ensure everyone is pulling in the same direction. ‘Remote,’ can mean isolated and lonely. This can not be allowed to be the case when it comes to any workforce. Remote employees’ means keeping workers engaged and feeling part of a team. Also, that they have access to the answers to the questions that will invariably arise in their day to day work.
Providing the technology to help to ensure workers understand and can carry out their duties just as if they would if they were office based. It is also essential for business leaders to remember that ‘remote working,’ also means organisations realising that we are all social animals. Occasionally we all need to see our colleagues even if they are 600 miles away, or even on another continent.
Meetings, whether social or business have to be factored in – after all, in face to face situations relationships will flourish.
Whilst bearing this in mind though, we must also realise we are in unchartered waters regarding remote working. The world of remote working is hugely positive for all organisations from SMEs to global corporations. It needs constant evaluation and the blueprint is still very much in the early stages. However, with such huge gains to be made it is the responsibility of those who have embraced this working revolution and give it the time and diligence it deserves. Most of all, we need to remember remote working should only be remote in a physical sense.