Encourage and educate your team how to set up home office. Make your team share photos of their home workstation and vote who has the best one. Take advantage the home office situation and get to know your team better!
In the time of social distance it is hard to keep up your team as a coherent community. Both managers and their employees often express concerns about the lack of face-to-face and social interactions.
But there is a way to change the narrative: take advantage of the home office remote working and get them to know better in their "home office environment."
You just have to adapt, change and challenge your team. Professionally and socially.
Working from home offers many advantages, including the flexibility of setting your own schedule, saving time and money by eliminating your daily commute, and allowing you to start a business with minimal overhead. However, being successful in a home office requires creating an office space that promotes efficiency in a non-traditional work environment.
Ideally, their office should be in a quiet area with some privacy and plenty of light. This is especially important if they share the house with a spouse, children, or roommates.
First, a comfortable desk and a chair, then all the other necessary tools depending on what they are doing. Infrastructure for communication is essential.
They should get all the tools they need for their work, and use them only when they are in your “office” (eg. working phone) They have to have a separated place for them on their desk.
Research has found that they will be more productive if they get up and move throughout the day. These brief mental rest periods break up their workday and improve their focus.
To support setting up proper home office places for your team and create efficient home office habits, you have to educate and motivate your team. Most efficient way is to gamify this process.
With our Office Photo Contest you will get a ready-made program, your own company profile. Your team can join into the contest with a few clicks. They will get useful tips, and a module where photos can be uploaded about their workplace and habits. Uploaded photos can be liked by other users. It will be turned whose home office is the best!
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