Jeffrey Jedlicki tell us about the perks of Working Remote
My name is Jeffrey Jedlicki and I have some things to tell you, about couple of weeks ago I was at a conference where I explained to the public how to measure the productivity of your employees if they are remote working from the comfort of their homes. Many entrepreneurs believe that having workers from their homes is not very productive, but in my journey in the business world I have discovered the benefits that this method brings to the company, especially when you are just starting the company and you do not have enough resources to find a starting point and let’s be clear don’t let the situation define you as you can read in my previous article.
First of all let’s define what does working remotely mean? Because you know, many have asked me, Jeffrey, how do I make remote work productive and beneficial for the company?
- Jeffrey Jedlicki: ‘Remote working is a new work style that allows professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment, just think about of it this way: Instead of commuting to an office every day to work from a designated desk, remote employees can execute their projects and exceed their goals wherever they want’.
And see, I’ll introduce you to some of the benefits of remote work:
1-Your staff will be more productive
Jeffrey: Study after study after study has shown that employees who work from home are more productive than employees in the office. A Stanford study found that employees who work from home are more productive, for almost a full day of work!
2-They won´t have to commute
Jeffrey: Allowing employees to work from home helps increase employee retention, which means less time and money you have to spend on recruiting and training replacements.
3-Your staff will be in better health
Jeffrey: When remote work is allowed, sick people don’t come into the office because “this has to be done” or “it’s not that bad.” Allowing people to work at home when they are sick (and possibly contagious) but able to work means that productivity does not decrease, because employees do the job without infecting other staff.
4- It´s much cheaper
Jeffrey: Having a virtual staff virtually reduces all of those expenses to zero! Would you like to have all your staff located in one office, but all of that comes at a price, in the form of office space costs, office supplies.
But, even with all these benefits, people keep asking: ‘Jeffrey Jedlicki, how do I know if my employees are being productive?’ And to which I usually reply:
This is the ‘Jeffrey Jedlicki’ way to do it:
- Maintain a results-oriented culture: productivity is measured based on results and not on how many hours you’ve been working. It works perfectly as we trust our coworkers a lot.
- Set clear goals and deadlines: just as we would if our team were working together in an office.
- Have employees track hours and activities: supervise hours worked and hours billed to clients. Virtual assistants describe the work they do each day, allowing us to assess productivity.
- Trust your employees. An emphasis on results, they care more about what is done than the hours of work during which it is accomplished. That is a sure way to not only have a more productive team, but also a higher morale and a significantly more caring culture.