Dec 28, 2018
Is remote working worth the hype_Today's question is: Remote working, is it worth the hype? I think this is really, really interesting that I've been asked this question because I'm in a very good position where we are in an IT company that operates with companies remotely. And we employ staff that work with us remotely. So we are both the employer, and in a sense the employee of a remote workspace. In my opinion, it definitely helps productivity as long as you're in an environment that allows for it and you've got a mindset of success. You can't have someone who needs to be spoon-fed working remotely. You need to make sure that you have the discipline and due diligence to continue to work day in and day out to get the job done, make sure that this is easily viewable, and you don't get ripped off. Let's look at it from both perspectives. I'll start from the employee perspective: You don't want to feel like you're working remotely and you're being asked to do things all around the clock. You want to make sure that the time that you have with your family is valuable time, and you're not being interrupted by work things. Whatever the reason for working from home be it you've been in an incident or accident, or you're trying to reduce your greenhouse emissions down by not driving as much, or if your work's been nice enough to give you the ability to work at home, to spend more time with your family, you need to make sure that you are giving back to your employer in a way that is favourable for them. The best way to do this is to make sure that your employer has accountable systems in place that shows the work that you're doing and shows that it's easily as good or better than an office environment. I've had ups and downs with the different people that I've employed to work with me. You can see the performance change if they happen to be at home with their kids, and their kids are making a lot of noise, I can see that straightaway in the quality of the work that comes through.
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