As a department head or manager, you are entrusted with the difficult job of unifying a team of employees to work toward one collective goal. For example, for a sales team, this goal might involve closing 10 deals in one month. Or, for a marketing team, it may be increasing the company’s email open rates by 5 percent within a given time frame.
Did you know that 29 percent of telecommuters work from home only part of the week? In doing some research, we found that the majority of employees feel more productive while working from home; however, a good portion chooses not to do so full time for various reasons. The choice to come into the office to work when desired or as necessary is now being supported by forward-thinking organizations that provide employees with a temporary office workstation.
It’s raining, it’s pouring, but your employees aren’t snoring. As a matter of fact, though the weather kept them at home, they’re productively working—benefitting your business even if your offices are unreachable due to high winds, loss of power, flooding or any number of other detrimental weather conditions.
Your business might even see greater productivity than normal when climatic changes keep your workers at home. Our most recent infographic on remote workers shows that 65 percent of employees report being more productive when working from home. So, if you’re a large business (with 2,500 or more employees) but not one of the 77 percent globally already allowing their employees to work remotely, you might want to revise your policy.
Most of us know the story of Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Created by Warner Bros. back in the 1940s, the always-hungry Coyote constantly chases the speedy Road Runner through the desert. But the Road Runner always outpaces his rival, leaving Coyote reaching for air.
The Road Runner’s shrewd counterattacks and avoidance of harm in a volatile setting can be very reflective of today’s next-generation workplace. During the workday, employees want to be just like the Road Runner—too fast to catch, leaving competitors in the dust. But with outdated communications platforms and traditional collaboration techniques, some companies have come dangerously close to having the anvil drop on their heads.
Businesses may be concerned about the impact the World Cup is having on your employees' attendance and productivity this summer. But we say: Use the tournament as an opportunity to boost morale.
Many of your employees are likely to want to follow their team's progress throughout the World Cup between June 12th and July 13th. The match schedule takes no account of working hours, with games being played at 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm throughout the tournament.
Communicating and connecting with peers, partners and customers anytime, anywhere is taken for the granted by today's workers. Real-time communications is ubiquitous in a work force that is mobile, remote and always on the go. Let Esna support the collaboration needs of your global teams.
A manager’s inclination is to want their employees nearby. After all, close proximity makes for better collaboration, easier monitoring and better peace of mind.
But what if that’s simply not feasible?
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your employees working from home? Do you envision them sitting on the couch eating cereal and playing Candy Crush Saga on your dime? If so, you might want to revisit what telecommuting really means and why a successful telecommuting program could make your business’ future even brighter.
Today, telecommuting represents one of the most popular ways of enhancing productivity and employee satisfaction. Therefore, don’t get tripped up by these common telecommuting falsities: