Why has remote working become so attractive to millions of people? Organisations, are trying to reduce costs in difficult economic times. This includes real estate costs and reducing the business physical footprint. As a result of globalisation, organisations are also becoming more distributed, and the actual locations of their employees or members is not as important as it once was. In fact, some government organisations mandate a certain number of employees to work remotely as part of the organization’s recovery planning.
These are the financial and policy reasons. Of course, we have all been working through the recent Covid-19 pandemic too. This has forced many managers to reassess their view of the effectiveness of remote working.
Individuals want to remote for many reasons. Some want to stay in their home town and work for the same company after the local company office has closed. Others work on a temporary basis for different companies, which makes physically moving to be near a company office impractical and unnecessary.
One of the biggest challenges is for managers to develop and maintain the capability to lead remote employees. As with all leadership skills, very little of this is ingrained or innate.
CoachStation specialises in developing leaders who manage remote teams.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist your managers, leaders and organisation to most effectively work and influence in a remote setting.