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20 July 2021

Remote Work Trends You Should Expect in 2021

20 July 2021,

The remote work trends for 2020 showed how the pandemic brought a major upheaval in the economy as businesses adjusted to a remote working environment. At present, new trends are emerging since most employees prefer telecommuting. Take a look at these work-from-home trends for 2021 and the future of remote work:

1. Loyalty and happiness among employees

Employers notice a growth in employee contentment and loyalty as more flexible work setups become more widely accepted and practiced. A study showed that remote employees excel due to more flexibility, less office distraction, and better control over home life.

Work from home arrangement also eliminates the need to travel, allowing employees to get enough rest and observe a healthy lifestyle.

2. Permanent work from home setup

Enterprise Technology Research predicted that the number of employees who will work from home for good will double this year. A Gartner CFO poll discovered

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21 June 2021

How to Build Accountability in The Workplace

21 June 2021,

Accountability impacts any organization as it increases morale and gives a sense of purpose and ownership. In the workplace, a lack of accountability harms the entire team. When employees consistently arrive late, miss deadlines, submit inadequate work, and so on, these terrible work habits become the norm, which of course you don’t want to happen. 

The new normal brought drastic changes to how workers perform their duties. Holding them accountable may be challenging, especially for struggling remote employees. Here are some strategies to build accountability in the workplace: 

Lay down clear expectations

Employees may find it difficult to be accountable if they don’t have a solid understanding of what’s expected of them. Therefore, it’s crucial to express expectations openly for every member. When employees genuinely know their positions and duties, they’re able to bring their expertise to the table and have the freedom to solve challenges in unconventional ways.…

employee struggling with work from home accountability
26 May 2021

Work From Home Accountability: Handling Struggling Remote Employees

26 May 2021,

By now, everyone has most likely worked from home or is still working from home. Remote work has been the preference of many as we function through new circumstances. It’s safe, convenient, and economical. The thing is, working from home as a large group is harder said than done. With employees working on their own and not having immediate or face-to-face communication with everyone else, it will be harder to direct the team and make sure everyone is doing their parts. This is where accountability comes in. 

What is accountability in a work-from-home setup?

Work from home accountability simply refers to leaders, managers, and employees taking responsibility for their work despite the remote setup. This means they complete tasks and projects in good time and quality, stay on top of their duties, and are committed to taking part in the team’s progress and success.

For employees, accountability means completing daily …

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18 April 2021

Remember These Effective Tips When Managing Conference Calls

18 April 2021,

Due to convenience and cost-effectivity, conference calls have become a daily part of every business routine. And while attending one does not demand a lot of effort from you as a participant, there are a few guidelines that can essentially help you as a participant during a conference call. Although managing conference calls does entail more responsibility on your end with a lot of planning, preparing, and organization under your care. 

But really, how can you possibly manage people that you don’t even see?

You have to consider non-verbal cues, external noises, and technical issues. It may be a bit challenging but with these best practices, your task of managing conference calls is made easier:

managing conference calls - environment check

  • Environment check

You wouldn’t appreciate going in a call where the background noise mostly drowns out the conversation, right? The same goes for your participants. Before anything else, be sure that you are situated

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9 April 2021

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members or Remote Employees

9 April 2021,

When your company has an extensive, global presence, chances are you will work with employees situated in different geographical locations. At some point, you will have to work with a number of colleagues via the web or video conferences to accomplish a project or two. However, the efficiency of having virtual team members is also accompanied by the struggle of onboarding and maintaining the momentum of these employees. This is why it’s crucial to make sure that your company has an organized system when it comes to onboarding and training remote employees. A well-thought-of onboarding process will ensure that these new employees are instantly introduced to the team to make them feel comfortable and involved while they’re starting on their new professional journey with you. Expect to organize and be on a couple of virtual meetings or an onboarding conference to cater to these employees and be mindful of mistakes

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