Is your organisation pausing to re-evaluate how to make remote working more effective – not just for the short term but as a future mode of working too?
Could your employees benefit from guidance based on the latest neuroscientific principles on the most successful ways to approach remote work?
If you’ve answered yes to either question, then we can help you.
Remote working has created a whole host of challenges for companies and their employees. Three of the major issues we are regularly hearing about from organisations are:
The loss of the natural working day rhythm
People are creatures of habit. When they are all operating within a shared physical workspace, that reinforces the natural rhythm of their day. When employees work remotely, a lot of this rhythm is lost – or at best, only held together by what can be a very draining diary of Zoom calls!
Communication has become far less spontaneous
Although the working day is often peppered with formal meetings, there are many other informal or incidental social moments that happen in the workplace. When working remotely, these moments are more difficult to recreate. Yet they are critical for the flow of information both within and between teams and individuals.
Employees are struggling to stay focused
Focus is key to productivity. But when employees are working remotely, it can be difficult to get into a work mindset. There are often more distractions to overcome and it’s very easy for the mind to wander.
Alongside these, there are many other unique challenges that organisations are having to navigate as remote working becomes more prevalent. And whatever the future holds, it is likely that flexible and remote working will become more commonplace. That means these challenges will have to be permanently overcome and organisations will need to help their employees perform at their best in a variety of different environments.