13 May 2020
Remaining productive whilst working remotely during the COVID-19 Lockdown presents unprecedented challenges for employees, business and the economy. The spread of COVID -19 has made the adoption of technology and remote working inevitable, with a likely lasting change in the way we work. However, many employees and business owners alike have been working from home for years, thanks to developments in technology that make remote work possible, but for some it is new. It raises the following questions:
- Is this working arrangement a productive one?
- Are my employees capable of working from home?
- How should we manage our employees remotely?
Gallup research finds that “optimal engagement … occurs when employees spend 60 percent to 80 percent of their time working off-site — or three to four days in a five-day workweek.” According to Gallup remote work leads to better business outcomes “Job flexibility engages remote workers — which drives performance.” Remote work statistics supports this research.
MIE offers a unique Remote Worker Index to help business understand the likely behaviour of their employees when working remotely, with limited supervision. You can read more about it in the following infographic.