Let Earth Day be the trigger for workplace sustainability
- Engage with your staff: Learn more about their individual requirements, understanding that there will likely be a broad range of requests. This will help create and shape the office flexible work policy.
- Consider alternate work location options: Long commutes increase stress while decreasing employee productivity and happiness. Allowing an employee to work from home or drop in to a nearby business centre will improve work-life balance and lower commuting expenses. It also promotes a greener corporate culture.
- Measure performance by output: Managing remote employees definitely requires an adjustment but the process is made easier when clear goals and benchmarks are established. These goals allow managers to focus on the quality of the work being delivered and less on micro-managing.
- Change your communication style: Make sure employees are given the right tools for success while working from alternate locations. Invest in technology options like web-based project management programs and video conferencing to help them stay up-to-date on projects and office happenings.