After transitioning to remote work last year, many organizations have decided to adopt a long-term remote work strategy. While this can bring several benefits to your organization, it’s necessary to strengthen the skills required to help employees adapt to remote work.
Here are some of the key skills that will help remote employees stay productive and happy:
Communication to help remote employees interact effectively with their peers despite working from different locations.
Self-motivation and discipline to stay motivated and complete their work without the need for constant monitoring. Teach coping mechanisms to help them overcome the feeling of isolation, avoid distractions, and work efficiently.
Time management to balance professional and personal responsibilities effectively and complete work tasks on time without burning out.
Accountability to help remote employees take charge of their work and meet deadlines as promised.
Adaptability to help them shift their working style to suit changes in the organization or to the global economy with minimal disruption.
Problem-solving to empower remote employees to make quick decisions and take the right actions to overcome business challenges.
Read more about the skills and traits required to excel in remote work in our HR Knowledge Hive.