5 Ways to Help Support Your Remote Workers
Did you know that 97% of remote workers would recommend working from home to others?
It’s not surprising. Remote work promotes employee well-being. Plus, it allows for a better work-life balance and even makes workers increase their productivity.
If you want to support your remote workers to boost their productivity and well-being, you’re in the right place. Continue to read to learn more.
1. Consider Virtual Desktop Solutions
Desktop virtualization is a practical solution for businesses. After all, it allows remote workers to have a full-fidelity desktop experience. The best part? It works regardless of when or where they’re working or which device they’re using.
Considering there are multiple virtual desktop solutions in the market, it shouldn’t be challenging for end-users to quickly access a full desktop (whether they’re using mobile devices or thin clients). In the end, this reduces the need for high-performance and costly hardware.
2. Ensure Employees Feel Heard and Valued
Your employees deserve to feel valued, including when they work from home. Sure, you won’t be in the same physical work environment as them every day to tell them ”thank you”. No, you won’t be able to bring snacks to the office to celebrate their work anniversary. But, you can still find ways to celebrate your employees.
It doesn’t take much. For instance, if it’s someone’s birthday, you can send them a virtual gift card. During a team call, you can point out people’s efforts to achieve a company goal and say how thankful you are for having them as part of the team. Ultimately, simple acts show you care about your workers and make them feel supported.
3. Gamify Your Teamwork
Gamification encourages competition and rewards daily activities. The same principle can be applied to an employee engagement strategy.
Think about it: workers need to feel like they’re part of a team. So, competition and team-based goals help build a sense of cooperation and collaboration. Groups can be based on location or function, with the main purpose of achieving a common objective.
4. Chat to Them Personally
If you want to improve your employees’ well-being, give them one-to-one support. They’ll feel seen, and you’ll get to know them better.
Also, this will allow you to better respond to their personal needs. For instance, through chatting, you may notice that their language of appreciation is ”words of affirmation”. So, you’ll know how to demonstrate you value them when they succeed in a task.
5. Make Time for Fun
Who says a remote workplace has to be boring? You can create online channels for non-work banter to share memes, funny pictures of pets, or to discuss what people are binge-watching. Indeed, it will make your workers’ work week less stressful, and they’ll be happier while working.
Remote Workers Need Support
Remote workers need to feel that there’s support available, whether they do hybrid work or fully-remote work. Otherwise, employee engagement and satisfaction may reduce, leading to high turnover.
So, avoid these issues and support your workers with the right tools and actions.
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