Keeping the Productivity Momentum in Remote Workers

What images come to mind when you think of remote working? They might be images of working from a laptop in Bali, or chilling with a laptop while wearing PJs. That seems to be a pretty great working environment. These images are all within the realm of possibility, and though they might seem silly, remote workers overall are one of the most productive working groups in today’s economy.

Keeping the Productivity Momentum in Remote Workers

In fact, several case studies have been constructed to prove this theory. Employees and managers alike are beginning to see the benefits of remote working in terms of productivity. For example, in a 2016 survey of American remote workers, 91% of employees found themselves more productive when at home, versus when in the office. With remote work beginning to trend upwards, it’s said that around 3.7 million employees are currently working from home half the time. And it’s expected to grow.

With employees flocking out of company office doors, the question arises on how managers can effectively drive employee productivity when they’re remote. The answer might be simpler than it seems. First, if employees are working remotely, they most likely came to that point by choice. Many employees choose to go remote, because it supports a new lifestyle that they seek to pursue. Particularly, millennials look for a more flexible working schedule that allows them to be location independent, that saves them money commuting and fits into their desired lifestyle. Benefits for the company, talent can be chosen globally. They can have the best of the best. Sounds great, but with employees out of the office will productivity slack? Continue reading on Home Business >>

Isaac Kohen

Isaac Kohen

Isaac Kohen started out in quantitative finance by programming trading algorithms at a major hedge fund. His time spent in the financial world and exposure to highly sensitive information triggered his curiosity for IT security. He worked as an IT security consultant for several years where he spearheaded efforts to secure the IT infrastructure of companies with masses of confidential data. When Isaac first entered the industry, IT norms were to prohibit and lock out as many people as possible to protect data. He found that this was a very ineffective way of solving the issue because it made it hard for many people who wanted to cause no harm, to do their jobs. He decided to focus on algorithms targeting user behavior to find outliers within the companies he consulted with to help detect insider threats.

Isaac can be contacted at ikohen@teramind.co

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