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Update hiring policies

The new normal is knocking on your companies door, it is time to update policies that will not serve the remote work culture.

Written Policies affixed with signatures (even if it's electronically) will seal the agreement for both the employee and employer, updating it is a must.

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Remote Work is a Unicorn (Before the Pandemic)

Many companies shy away from the idea of "remote work" because they thought it will cause unproductivity and worst DISHONESTY.

But recent data collected shows that nearly six out of 10 workers reported being more productive than they expected throughout the pandemic. On average, respondents’ productivity at home was 7% higher than they expected, and 40% of workers reported they were more productive at home during the pandemic than they had been when in the office.

So, we can conclude that Remote Work is Inevitable. 

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The Transition Dilemma

Managers are having a hard time creating SOP's for the "new normal" especially with all the doubts and fears of employees not being "controlled" or "regulated".

Moving from the traditional workforce to remote is a crucial step to break all the old ways and move on to something that will surely revolutionize the way we view work.

From the hiring process, onboarding, and training, the companies management needs to implement systems that will help the transition more bearable for both parties.

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If things aren't clear at the beginning of a relationship, it will not end well, don't you agree?

Being clear on what is allowed and not in a remote work setup gives boundaries, it sets a roadmap on how to do "THE WORK".

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This is one of the hardest things to master, in a world full of opportunities to do bad things, an employee can't blame the company.

But the latter must give let go of the ego and start trusting, coz trust begets trust.

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Giving your team extreme ownership of the things that they are doing behind the camera is the only thing you can do in a remote work setup.

Doubting will create negative vibes that will reflect on the whole team's output.

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In any relationship; parental, romantic, or professional, COMMUNICATION is the key.

A "workplace" that restricts communication (intentionally or not) will fail not just in operation but in delivering the right stuff for their customer.

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This supports the communication within the teams, a meeting will not be a meeting without interaction, it's reporting.

Meetings and Feedbacks enable the teams to collaborate or brainstorm for improvement.

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Employers must not be afraid of equipping their workers with knowledge. It's the only way to get a competitive advantage.

It will not only help the company grow but it will also make their employees gain self-confidence in doing their job.

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For the aspiring leaders and visionaries, you are the captain of the ship.

Setting goals and staying motivated will create a ripple effect on your team. Keep the boat's course by doing all the work necessary for your company to thrive in the remote work transition.

Remember that your employees are always looking up to you, don't let them down.

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MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO OF FACEBOOK

“People are more productive working at home than people would have expected. Some people thought that everything was just going to fall apart, and it hasn’t. And a lot of people are actually saying that they’re more productive now.”

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Technology is always available whenever humanity needs it.

This pandemic revolutionized the way we work, communicate and interact. We need to use all the available resources to fully transition into a remote work setup. 

Check this article to learn more.

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Company Policies, SOP's and tools to use in the remote work setup will change but company culture must be intact.

If your company promotes fun and loving workplace, whether it's onsite or remote, work culture must remain the same (or better yet improve it!).

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There is a sudden shift towards remote working in workspaces all across the world, with many people abruptly thrust towards it without warning.

Experts share a few tips on how to transition to remote working:

  • Mimic your office culture
  • Embrace social time
  • Default to transparency
  • Brainstorm differently
  • Don’t expect normalcy
  • Be flexible.

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Personal Connection

A sense of connection and belonging are sentiments that are helpful for building “affective trust” – a form of trust based on emotional bond and interpersonal relatedness.

It varies from the “cognitive trust” – which springs from reliability and competence. Both are influential to performance, but affective trust tends to be more salient for a team at the beginning of a relationship, according to studies.

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Finding Balance In Your Communication Frequency

The only thing that has really helped to bridge the virtual gap between employees and managers is communication. However, both over-communicating and under-communicating — the extreme ends of optimal communication — come with their downsides. 

If there’s poor communication from the manager, there’s a risk of a wide gap in meeting team goals, delays in project completion, and duplication of work. On the other hand, if a manager is over-communicating, they risk wasting time, demotivating their team, and micromanaging their direct reports to the point of burnout

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