Clear Goals Help Remote Workers

Tony Kerekes Thought Leadership

Upcoming Webinar - April 8, 2:00PM EST / 11:00AM PST

Learn More!

Upcoming Webinar - March 20, 1:00PM EST / 10:00AM PST

Learn More!

Clear Goals Help Remote Workers

 

Clear Goals Help Remote Workers

By: Tony Kerekes

 

An interesting survey of knowledge workers by Slack shows almost 1/3 of 2020’s newly remote workers indicate that working from home has negatively affected their productivity, compared to 13% of “experienced remote workers”. Keep in mind the simultaneous disruption in their lives, safety and schools. A majority (60%) of veteran (pre-COVID) remote workers find working from home to be more productive.

How can remote work be improved? The survey suggests:

Technology solutions – linked with policies and practices that support remote work.

Autonomy – 86% of those who prefer working from home over the office, say they have “a great deal of autonomy”.

Trust – in management and colleagues.

Clearly defined team goals and individual contribution. Nearly one-third who feel committed to their team goals prefer working from home over the office.

Company’s strategy – Remote workers who understand how their work contributes to their company’s strategy and mission prefer working from home at nearly twice the rate of those who don’t.

A remote work plan – to describe the arrangement and offer clarity.

 

SpriggHR can help to support effective performance management, if coupled with great conversations. Translating your company strategy into clear team and individual goals, creates a game plan. Supporting this with regular check-in meetings also fosters autonomy and trust. As plans change through the year, the remote workers are intune with changing priorities and goals.

 

Remote work requires more conversation as non-verbal cues and informal coffee or hallway conversations are lost.  This may seem like added work, but studies show it enables greater productivity. Remote work also allows HR to have a broader talent plan, unbound by traditional employment and commuting.
Image

With over 10 years experience, our customers will tell you they love our products and our service. Learn how conversations can build a high performance culture. Explore our HR solutions or speak to us to learn more.