There has recently been much discussion about working from home, as the pandemic forced millions of people into this situation whether they or their companies liked it or not.
Large and small businesses alike found themselves managing employees remotely - a predicament that many were not comfortable with. The question that arose therefore was “is working from home a blessing or a curse?”
Fortunately, there has been a lot of good advice to help them. We released several advice pieces on better ways to work from home and have offered some great ideas for home-based businesses that one can start-up.
Some really good advice has also come from virtual giants ‘Google,’ who was, in fact, one of the forerunners of encouraging employees to work in their own environment and within their own times.
This advice included: making team meetings a priority to maintain good communication and in these meetings to ensure phones are off and chat is eliminated; employees setting up one-on-one meetings to maintain personal contact; requesting regular feedback from employees and making it clear exactly what your expectations are of their work output etc.
All these things can keep employees on their toes and a virtual business running smoothly, but business owners and employees sometimes find they are facing other issues…
A great Fortune magazine article warned of the possible pitfalls of working from home: “…a real danger is that without a physical separation between work and the rest of life, people won’t ever stop working—risking burnout… “
Business owners, in particular, may also feel overwhelmed with what they need to do to maintain communication and discipline within the company.
V-Assist, who offer outsourced online assistance, can eliminate the need for certain permanent staff and are paid only for the work that is done. We are experts within the virtual realm and can alleviate any issues that any overworked business owner may face.
With a massive range of services, we take care of everything you don’t have time for and our motto ‘It’s about time’ tells you that we recognise that the saving of your time is what it’s all about.
Contact us today to ensure your work from home experience is definitely a blessing and never a curse! – Stay home, stay positive – and especially stay safe!
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