Gartner provides organizations with helpful advice how to manage remote work and be productive amidst the crisis

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With Coronavirus in Mind, Is Your Organization Ready for Remote Work?

Preparing for Remote Work – Gartner provides organizations with helpful advice how to manage remote work and be productive amidst the crisis

Summary:

Gartner gave tips to organizations on March 3, 2020 how to implement remote work on large scale due to Coronavirus epidemic situation. They include:
  • Identify Remote Work Needs – Analyze responsibilities, tasks and roles to determine which are better suited for remote work and what kind of support is needed if remote work is not possible
  • Communicate Openly and Often – Keep employees informed, while considering how and what you communicate especially for remote workers who may receive less information from online channels
  • Trust Employees To Be Productive – Employees often take advantage of time when they feel most productive when working from home, and they are not susceptible to disruptions as in an office setting, however managers can still give guidelines on performance and productivity outcomes
  • Bolster Technology Enablement – Communicate best practices and ideal use cases for when using remote working tools, such as cloud-based productivity software and social media platforms, possibly building business case for more technology investment and more flexible working policies for company
  • Prepare for Remote Work Future – Remote work is likely the future or will have wider business application with entry of Gen Z workforce, and more employees wanting more flexibility and caring for senior family members
The article can be read for free at https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/with-coronavirus-in-mind-are-you-ready-for-remote-work/
Company: Gartner
Categories: People and culture, Remote work

Original publication date: March 3, 2020

Date last updated: April 13, 2020