Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were myriad articles on remote work. Now with a significant number of employees working from home, there are more than anyone can keep pace with. Whether your office has offered remote work before or was suddenly jolted into a new normal, our experts have culled through the chaos to bring you this list of carefully curated articles to help navigate the remote experience.
Advice on virtual management skills: This article gives tips on how to leverage technology, establish strong communications, manage virtually, all while supporting mental health.
Questions to ask remote employees: After studying successful managers of both in-person and virtual teams, this list of 11 pertinent questions to ask remote workers was created. A periodic check-in on the state of remote work will provide great insight into their mindset.
Tips on improving communication with a virtual team: SIOP offers help on how to improve the communication between members of a remote team. Issues such as trust, technology, and leadership are addressed.
Pitfalls to avoid: Though there are many upsides to working from home, there’s always the possibility that miscommunication, burn out, or distractions can creep in. Here’s what not to do.
Suggestions on how to make remote meetings successful: This video by Steven Rogelberg, author of The Surprising Science of Meetings, offers 10 ways to make your remote meetings more productive.
Results of empirical studies on telecommuting: The Scientific Affairs Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) describes the findings of multiple studies on telecommuting and how it relates to personal and workplace outcomes. This white paper also provides suggestions on how to implement effective work-from-home programs in your organization.
Inspiration from those who do this well: LifeLabs Learning conducted an analysis of research on the remote experience and boiled it down to a few case studies and suggestions based on more than 13 companies and their experiences.