As more companies begin to allow their employees to work remotely, the challenges of working off-site are also becoming more apparent. So, before you decide to make that transition, there are a few things to take into consideration. Mashable recently shared 5 questions that will help you determine if working remotely is right for you and your employees.
- Is my business ready? Allowing employees to work off-site may not be the best decision for new companies or those going through a transition.
- What jobs are best suited for remote working arrangements? It’s a fact that there are some jobs that just can’t be done outside of the workplace. Fortunately, communications professionals can usually find ways to do their work out of the office – whether means working from home or on the go.
- How frequently should staff work off-site? If you decide to incorporate remote work for your employees, specific guidelines should be set. Will employees only be able to work off-site on certain days of the week? Will there be a maximum number of days that they can be out of the office? Make your expectations clear.
- How will you stay in touch? The number of options for internal communications are endless. You can use shared calendars, Skype, email, conference calls and more.
- Have I taken all necessary steps? Make sure you have all your bases covered. Don’t institute a new policy before checking with HR, legal, etc.
Does your work place allow remote working? What are the biggest pros and cons? Let us know in the comments below.