Remote working isn’t for everyone, or every organization. But right now, most employees don’t have a choice.
More and more organizations are remaining remote — or hybrid remote — workplaces, and it takes different tactics to engage and retain those employees. Virtual employees need more frequent contact, clearer expectations, different daily tools and greater support with both their work and personal lives to stay productive and focused on performance.
It’s up to management and supervisors to develop strong structures that help their teams stay productive and engaged. Remote employees don't need micro-management, but they do need to be held accountable. They must know what is expected, have the right tools and be given regular coaching.