The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a huge number of office workers now working from home. In fact, in Australia, more than 50% of employees who work out of an office now work remotely.
Moreover, many experts are tipping that office working won’t return to the way it was.
Therefore, it’s so important that your business is communicating with its employees as effectively as possible while they work remotely.
Here are some things to think about during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it comes to communication.
While your staff are operating remotely, prioritising technology must be essential.
Good technology and support from your IT department will enable clear communication throughout the workday.
If you’re not able to communicate properly with staff, productivity, accuracy and job-effectiveness will diminish at an alarming rate.
This is obviously an undesirable result for your business.
Therefore, ensure that you have adequate technology in place to safeguard against any breakdown in communication.
Your staff will thank you and your business will benefit greatly.
Constant Open Dialogue
Open dialogue with your employees is an important part of creating a successful remote working strategy.
Communication is absolutely essential in a normal work setting. However, in these strange times, it’s even more crucial to the success of your business and happiness of employees.
Being open and available makes it much easier for your workers to seek help when required, or clarification on certain points.
For your staff, there’s nothing worse than being unable to get in touch with managers or other employees. That simply creates frustration and annoyance, affecting your employees’ mental health and their overall opinion of your company.
Everyone is in this together, and it’s essential that you make sure your staff feel this way.
Therefore, it’s a great idea to implement team building practices whilst your staff are working remotely.
Whether this involves regular team video calls, creative sessions or extracurricular activities like quizzes, your staff will always benefit from team building exercises.
Moreover, it’s such an effective form of making communication more fun and more frequent in the current time.
Socialised teams are tighter teams, and therefore more productive at their work.
To discuss office design and the importance of communication in the current climate, get in touch with Niche Projects here.