Not long ago there was a rash of articles which claimed that remote workers were unhappy, if not downright paranoid. So here’s the good news: not one of the problems identified is actually a problem with remote working. They’re signs that not all managers are doing the best job at looking after their remote team. Don’t believe us? Here’s the breakdown.
We’ve recently talked about what questions you should ask in a remote interview, which includes questions about some of the critical skills that a remote worker needs. But if this is your first venture into the remote economy, how are you going to know that they are giving you the answers you need? Worry no more, we’re going to talk about that now!
Making sure that everyone knows what is expected of them is management 101. It’s taught in all those slick ‘even an idiot like you can be a manager’ books, and in every training course on the subject. And yet, a surprising number of projects go awry because expectations weren’t set effectively. Here are some thoughts on getting your remote team all on the same page.
If you ask people to describe what people who work from home are like, you’ll probably get stereotypical answers. A bunch of slackers who spend their day on the sofa in their PJ’s, firing off the occasional email and doing just enough work not to get fired, right? Well, not so much. Here is the real scoop.
Fact: happy staff is more productive. It’s not that we’re monsters who only care about deadlines and deliverables, it’s just that the positive side effects of happiness are a gift we’d be foolish to turn down. So here’s our quick guide on how to measure happiness – and reap the rewards!
Want to take the rudder on your company’s journey on the remote economy. Here’s everything you need to know as the subject matter expert when it comes to remote working.
For many managers, setting up a remote team is daunting. Figuring out how to do familiar things like interviewing, or testing your new hire’s capabilities remotely can be difficult.
Remote workers are the fastest growing work category in the US according to data from Global Workplace Analytics. That doesn’t include the self-employed, by the way. Most remote employees work for companies with over 100 staff. We’re not surprised remote hiring is on the up. We’ve been telling people for years that their back yard […]
Whenever bloggers or journalists write about the pros and cons of remote working, the lists are pretty similar. They’re all subjects that we’ve discussed in depth on this blog, whether it’s the increase in productivity, or having access to global talent on the plus side. Or coping with some of the concerns about distributed teams […]