Out of Office

How to make virtual work a win-win

Out of Office work helps both employees and their managers, but the benefits are not always obvious. In fact, some employers only see it as a perk for employees, and they are willing to do it to increase engagement, but believe it’s a cost to their organisation. But that doesn’t have to be the case, as the Dynamic Business article “How to make virtual work a win-win”, explains. The article lists a number of things to make this a win-win proposition:

  • Effective team management. Can managers effectively manage their teams wherever they are?
  • Formal guidelines. Does the company have formal guidelines in place to help managers/employees evaluate the selection process or is it offered on an ad hoc basis?
  • High performance in a virtual world. Has the organisation assessed which roles/employees are able to deliver high performance in a virtual environment?
  • Driving collaboration and innovation. How does our organisation drive collaboration and innovation and what tools do we have to encourage collaboration for those working virtually?
  • Impact on retention. How could employee engagement and retention be impacted by a discontinuation of virtual work?

Read the full article here.

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