To enjoy the many benefits associated with remote work, you have to overcome the challenges it brings at first. Sometimes your employees may develop a sense of isolation, which may affect their productivity. To give your employees a seamless remote working experience, you have to understand the different challenges it poses and take steps to overcome them. Here we have listed some of the common remote work challenges and steps to overcome them:
Challenge: Employees may struggle to communicate with their teams during remote work when there’s a lack of proper communication tools.
Solution: Provide proper communication tools that will help employees communicate with their peers without any extra effort.
Challenge: Without in-person interaction, managers may find it difficult to track the productivity of their team members.
Solution: Encourage your managers to set smart goals for every employee and express their expectations clearly to their teams.
Challenge: Remote work can make your employees feel isolated, as they don’t get to have casual conversations with their peers.
Solution: Initiate discussions on lighter topics and encourage your employees to participate. Conduct group video conferences periodically.
Challenge: Security threats are a major concern as employees tend to use their personal devices and wi-fi for work.
Solution: Organize online training to help employees understand the importance of data security and state your security policies clearly.
Challenge: As your employees are not under the same roof, it’s easy to forget to recognize and appreciate their hard work.
Solution: Try to keep track of all the projects that your employees are working on and say a simple thank you when they work hard for your organization.
Read more about remote work challenges in our HR Knowledge Hive.