Do you know that 74% of employees prefer to have remote work and that would make them less likely to leave the organisation?
As we reach the COVID endemic stage, there has been a shift across organisations and individuals. We have adopted and evolved during the last three years. We lost a few loved ones, colleagues, and friends. Life will not be the same.
As I was writing this, I had an opportunity to visit a customer and he had invited us to meet him at his office. We were equally delighted to go as face-to-face meetings have become Fossil (like the millennials or the gen Z calls it).
As we walked in 600-seater floor looked relative empty and we could see around 10 to 20 people spread out. It hit me how we have adapted to the new normal and the business still goes on and sometimes with higher profitability as well.
Having said that, the greatest challenge organisations face in today’s context is managing their remote employees. The future of the workplace is predicted to be 50% remote and adding gig workers.
Employees getting hired and fired on a zoom meeting has become an everyday practice today. At the same time, empathize with the team who have been there for us or joining us by trusting us should be given the attention and care they deserve. This article covers how effectively one can manage a team.
Creating an Experience
19% of the remote team feels lonely while working remotely. So, engaging the workforce and creating an experience is a necessity today.
Creating an employee experience is crucial while working remotely be it every day or while onboarding. Onboarding is incredibly important while we are doing it remotely. While there is an opportunity to make the program more enjoyable and interactive.
- Create meaningful interactions with the team and the new joiner
- Deploy tools that will help in creating a unique experience
- Ask for support and provide an instant solution or update when it is likely to close
- Connect the new person to an appropriate HR (Human Resources) partner
- Plan an Induction with other team members or you can plan it at the office
- Make a great introduction session online