3 Common Issues of Remote Work

Today, with modern technology, remote work is widely accepted and preferred choice for many businesses. But if your business is new to remote work, you have to be aware of the common blunders that could bring disaster for your staff and your company, according to an article, 4 Pitfalls of Remote Work (and How to Overcome Them) by Syed Balkhi.

Here are 3 common issues of remote work and tips to resolve them.

  1. Lack of Personal Interaction

Working remotely might be perfect for introverts who thrive on solitude, but for extroverts who get a boost from others the lack of personal interaction in remote work might take a toll. Though remote companies conduct regular video meetings, it’s still hard to create a personal interaction through a computer screen. Therefore, to combat this issue, make sure to promote online community for remote workers in different coworking spaces across the country and have a company retreat at least once a year to meet face to face and make genuine connections.

  1. Lack of Clear Communication 

Typically, all of your communication is handled via the internet and there are so many platforms to message coworkers when you’re working remotely.   Thus, information can easily slip through the cracks if there is no specific platform to use.  To avoid this issue, designate a particular communication platform to use like Skype or Slack and every remote worker should stick to it.  Having your entire remote team on the same communication channel will help improve your communication.

  1. Loss of Productivity

Working from home can increase distractions like friends and neighbors calling, children playing and yelling, dogs barking, etc. and as a consequence a loss of productivity of your remote workers. Therefore, encourage your remote team to designate an office space at home, or rent office space by the hour to ensure productivity. 

Conclusion

Being aware of the pitfalls of remote work and how to deal with them can help you create a successful remote team.  So if you’re looking for workspace solutions for your remote team in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Ballantyne, meeting room access, and coworking office space Ballantyne. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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