Random thoughts on virtual work

Working from a distance is something that is happening more and more by the minute. Companies have found good advantages in having employees work from different locations and even from home. Usually this means less time dedicated to travel, less time commuting, result based management…in other words, and ideally it translates in lower costs and resourcefulness.

The reality is that depending on the composition of the teams and the company’s culture, the challenges of working remotely are simply different than those of other teams and organizations. Some things like purpose clarity and communication are non-negotiable in having a successful team, but other aspects, like structural complexity, technology, time management and culture are new challenges that need to be addressed differently both by the leaders and teams.

If a company has a clear idea of the “reasons” to implement remote work, then it will be way easier for that company to understand in its own reality what it needs to work on. Remote works should not be improvised but well planned and  thought. Paradigms like over control, limitations, lack of freedom to make decisions and managing by tasks need to change, and this is the difficult part. So only if the company’s culture or needs allows it, there changes in beliefs could take place.

Companies are being slow in adapting to these changes, especially in other countries where the majority would benefit so much from them but where improvisations rule. When it comes to changing the way people work, change needs to be planned and executed in a smart way so it can last for as long as it needs to. If you need help in learning how to make your employees more effective when working from the distance, please contact us for a free consultation @ Remote Leadership

Have a great week… and good luck!

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    • I truly appreciate your comments and I apologize because I stopped the blog. I am an expert of remote work (the human side of it) and teamwork. I will try to reopen the blog if I have the time.
      Andreina Woodworth

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