Virtual Work Best Practices
Originally published: 18/01/2021 09:03
Last version published: 18/01/2021 09:15
Publication number: ELQ-76566-2
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Virtual Work Best Practices

COVID-19 has triggered a massive shift to virtual work that may change the office forever. Virtual work is the future.

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COVID-19 has triggered a massive shift to virtual work that may change the office forever. Virtual work is the future of work.

The reality of work today has changed:

* A quarter of virtual work settings are all-virtual.
* Employees work virtually and in their native time zone.
* Flexible and zero commute time are added employee benefits.
* Employers experience increased productivity, efficiency, and employee morale.

Yet, enabling a virtual workforce is not “business as usual.” There are critical differences in managing in-office and working remotely.

* Online collaboration tools are no substitute for co-presence when communication, problem-solving, and creativity are called for.
* Organizational culture is more felt and experiences rather than articulated.
* Interactions are through body language, emotions, and embodied experiences, all must different in a virtual space.
* Increased importance for managers to call attention to and acknowledge aspects of organizational culture that are on display and why that matters.

Employers who allow Virtual Work have seen enhanced employee morale, output, and efficiency.

This presentation discusses 5 best practices that help make the transition from conventional to work-from-anywhere environment smoother.

1. Document everything
2. Have more structured meetings
3. Align values with expectations
4. Create ergonomic home offices
5. Adopt a self-learning mentality

Following these best practices can help employees accelerate through the process of getting used to the new norm of working remotely.

Other topics included in the deck include guiding principles for both managers and employees, as well as hiring managers.

The slide deck also includes some slide templates for you to use in your own business presentations.

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