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How To Set Up Remote Work for Your Business

How To Set Up Remote Work for Your Business

Going digital the times we’re in right now is a great way to ensure your business does not wind up completely. You should start by setting up remote work if your type of business permits it, or you can go digital. Keep reading to learn effective ways to set up remote work.

Set Up a Team to Manage Your Remote Workers

There should be someone to report to when there are issues associated with remote work. This is why you need to establish a team that will oversee the remote employees. Typical examples of issues that may arise from remote working include having problem with logging on to the system and accessing a document. If you run a small business, one or two persons are enough to manage your remote workers.

When selecting members of the team, ensure they are technical experts who can troubleshoot tech issues such as connectivity problems. It is better to appoint an IT person among your staff for the task. If there’s none, you can simply use the services of an independent IT contractor by outsourcing the IT task to such expert. The idea of having particular persons with specific skills to oversee remote work ensures consistency in the type and quality of solution proffered to problems that will arise.

Train Your Remote Workers

Commuting from home can be quite challenging, although fun and comfy. Remote workers are better prepared to work from home with the right training and support. If this is the first time your employees are working from home, then it is important to give them proper orientation on how to carry on with work while at home. Training will be required to demonstrate how the remote system works.

It may also be necessary to have all of them bring their personal computers to the office so that you can install the software they will be working with from home and demonstrate how it is used. During the training or orientation, you should also make it clear who each person should report to for a particular issue. Take advantage of the orientation program to encourage the workers to engage time and productivity trackers to stay on task. They should observe their break times to help them relax a while before resuming work.

Create Remote Work Policies

There should be rules and regulations while working from home and the employees should be aware of those policies. These include mode of communicating with the supervisors, the exact time for work review, time for break and so on. The policies may also include the stipulated work duration – example 7 hours everyday. They may be at liberty to choose what time to start and close, but it has to be up to 7 hours.

Finally, endeavor to create a virtual socializing medium for the workers.

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

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