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The requirement for effective remote productivity in the future of work

The requirement for effective remote productivity in the future of work
January 24
08:19 2023

Tech is not just a domain today. It is a way of working says Raghav Chandra. The future of work has changed drastically due to how the pandemic has reset our world of work, with remote productivity becoming a requirement rather than an option. Nevertheless, many businesses are still struggling with the transition and lack the necessary tools or methods to make it successful. The key to success in this new normal lies in creating effective remote productivity strategies that are tailored to the needs of your organization. In this article, we will examine some of the best practices for establishing an effective remote working environment and explain why these measures are essential for organizations aiming to succeed in the future of work.

It is no more news that the future of work is more digital and flexible than ever before. With the rise of technology and the internet, it has become easier than ever to work from anywhere in the world. However, this trend toward remote work comes with its own challenges. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining productivity when you are not in a traditional office setting.

In a world where technology has made it possible for more and more people to work remotely, it becomes important to understand the benefits of remote work productivity. By definition, working remotely means being able to work outside of a traditional office setting. This can have a number of benefits for both employees and employers.

For employees, remote work can provide greater flexibility in terms of hours and location. This can lead to increased productivity as employees are able to better manage their time and environment. Additionally, working remotely can also reduce stress levels and promote a better work-life balance.

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For employers, remote work can lead to reduced overhead costs and improved employee retention. Additionally, employers may find that they are able to attract a wider pool of talent when they offer remote work options. Overall, the benefits of remote work are clear. When done correctly, both employees and employers can reap the rewards.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether or not remote work is more productive than working in an office. However, there are a number of case studies that suggest that, for certain types of work, remote workers can be just as productive, if not more so, than their office-based counterparts.

One such study was conducted by Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom. He found that, on average, employees who worked from home were 13% more productive than those who worked in an office. The study also found that working from home reduced employee absences and increased job satisfaction.

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Another study, conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, found that companies that allowed employees to work from home saw a decrease in turnover rates and an increase in productivity. In addition, employees who worked from home reported higher levels of satisfaction with their jobs.

These studies suggest that, for certain types of work, remote workers can be just as productive as office-based workers. Of course, there are some challenges associated with remote work, such as maintaining communication and collaboration among team members. But with the right tools and protocols in place, these challenges can be overcome.

Besides, one challenge that comes to mind is time management. People who work from home can be easily sidetracked and waste time on non-work activities. This is why it is important to have a set schedule and stick to it. Another challenge is staying motivated. It can be hard to stay focused when you are not in an office environment. Make sure to take breaks, move around, and take care of yourself, so you don’t burn out. Lastly, communication is key when working remotely. You need to be able to communicate effectively with your team in order to get things done. This means being clear, concise, and using the right tools for the job.

Working remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years. And, as more companies allow employees to work from home or other locations outside of the office, it is likely that this trend will continue.

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There are many benefits to working remotely, including increased flexibility and decreased overhead costs as mentioned earlier. However, there are also some challenges that come with remote work, one of which is maintaining productivity.

When you are not in an office setting, it can be difficult to stay focused and motivated. But, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success:

1. Create a dedicated workspace: It’s important to have a specific place where you can work uninterrupted. If you don’t have an extra room in your house that you can use as an office, try creating a space in your living room or kitchen that you can use just for work. This conditions the human body to resume work anytime you are in that space.

2. Set regular hours: Just because you’re not working in an office doesn’t mean you don’t need to stick to regular business hours. Set aside time each day (or each week) that you will dedicate to working, and make sure you stick to it. This will help create structure and keep you on track.

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3. Take breaks: When you are working from home, it can be easy to get lost in your work and forget to take breaks. But breaks are important! Get up and move around your space allowing some blood circulation around your body. This quells possible headaches or stiffness due to staying too long in one position.

Moreover, there are a number of tools that can help you be productive when working remotely. Some of these include:

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Communication tools: These help you stay in touch with your team and collaborate effectively. Examples include Slack – which helps to share and keep track of tasks, Zoom – for meetings and possible recording, and Google Hangouts – to share your breaks with colleagues, among other social events.

Project management tools: These help you keep track of your work and deadlines. Examples include Asana, Trello, and Basecamp.

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Time tracking tools: These help you stay on top of your time and make sure you are productive. Examples include RescueTime, Toggl, and Clockify.

File sharing tools: These help you share files and documents with your team. Examples include Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. Feel free to use whichever works well with your style, although, I find my default mode with google drive.

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Productivity apps: These help you stay organized and focused on your work. Examples include Evernote, Todoist, and [email protected] Explore these more to track the daily tasks on the go, while celebrating the little wins.

In conclusion, the requirement for effective remote productivity has become more salient than ever before. With workforces increasingly distributed across geographical regions, organizations must recognize the importance of providing their employees with an optimal digital workplace that is capable of facilitating effective collaboration and communication. In order to ensure a successful transition into this new era where remote work is becoming the norm, employers should invest in new technologies such as cloud-based applications and collaborative tools that can help bridge gaps between personnel while allowing them to remain productive from anywhere at any time. I close with Jayalakshmi Manohar, who says, the world only rewards those who have been upskilling and building a future. It is time to keep it up.

Thank you for the investment in time, and I am open to discussions on how you can stay productive in your newfound remote work. To be alerted each time I share a new post, follow my Medium: https://medium.com/@roariyo and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olufemi-ariyo-923ba6130/ or send an email to [email protected]

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