Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms
Remote work, also known as telecommuting or working from home, refers to a work arrangement where employees can perform their job responsibilities outside of a traditional office setting. With advancements in technology and changing work dynamics, remote work has gained popularity as a flexible and alternative work arrangement.
It allows employees to work remotely, often from their homes or other locations, while staying connected and collaborating with their colleagues through various digital tools and communication platforms.
The practice of working outside a traditional office setting, typically from home or another location, facilitated by technology and aimed at providing flexibility and work-life balance.
Advantages of remote work include:
Challenges of remote work include :
The following technologies are most commonly platforms used for remote work:
Best practices for managing remote teams include:
By understanding and addressing the advantages and challenges of remote work, utilizing effective collaboration tools and technologies, and implementing best practices for team management, organizations can create a thriving remote work environment that promotes productivity, well-being, and employee satisfaction.
Effective collaboration for remote teams can be achieved by :
These are short surveys that can be sent frequently to check what your employees think about an issue quickly. The survey comprises fewer questions (not more than 10) to get the information quickly. These can be administered at regular intervals (monthly/weekly/quarterly).
Having periodic, hour-long meetings for an informal chat with every team member is an excellent way to get a true sense of what’s happening with them. Since it is a safe and private conversation, it helps you get better details about an issue.
eNPS (employee Net Promoter score) is one of the simplest yet effective ways to assess your employee's opinion of your company. It includes one intriguing question that gauges loyalty. An example of eNPS questions include: How likely are you to recommend our company to others? Employees respond to the eNPS survey on a scale of 1-10, where 10 denotes they are ‘highly likely’ to recommend the company and 1 signifies they are ‘highly unlikely’ to recommend it.
Work-life balance while working remotely can be achieved through: