Signs Indicating the End of E-Commuting
The article by Suggestive.com also recognizes that it is apparent that the employers are worried about their business productivity and are therefore, hesitant on encouraging e-commuting. As demonstrated by the giant companies, more companies are rallying efforts to ensure that the employees who work from home return back to the offices. The employers are even investing more and more in customising and renovating office space and also creating the satellite offices around different locations. The efforts are to encourage employees all over to get an office space to work from to increase teamwork and productivity. A report compiled by the Business Insider had earlier suggested that there is an evolution regarding the workspace renovations and customisations. The efforts are geared to create an optimum work environment that meets the needs of the workforce concerning amenity provision, furniture, and space.
Employee Solutions to Telecommuting Difficulties
The employees who still desire to work from home need to put more efforts in ensuring that their productivity is high. The following are suggestions that may help employees address some of the issues.
a) Workers should increase the face to face interactions with both colleagues and the employer. The communication is through messaging and video conferencing which help the employees avoid isolating themselves which may reduce their morale.
b) The workers should ensure they create a culture and conform to it dutifully. Create a schedule for the work and follow it to enable quality performance at work.
c) The employee should establish a schedule for working the same as they would have if they were working in an office, they need to assign enough hours to work and accommodate interactions with office mates.
d) The schedule should provide enough time for breaks that may help the employee relax, refresh, and eat so that one can avoid boredom and overworking which hinders quality performance.
Employer Solutions to E-Commuting Issues
The employers may enact some strategies to help the employees telecommuting to perform optimally by
a) Collaborating and coordinating an active communication system within the company through office group charts for employees to share and exchange ideas that increase creativity and morale.
b) The employer should make it their responsibility to facilitate the employees and ensure inclusion of each employee in the discussions and interactions through video conferencing or charts.
c) The employer should encourage employees through requesting, approving, and respecting their work from home schedules alongside the follow up to the employee’s work schedule.
d) Bosses may also engage in the provision of resources to employees that may help improve their work performance. Such resources may include the necessary technology. The investment in employees increases employee morale that leads to increased productivity.
e) Bosses need to possess the spirit of openness to employees working from home as they would if the employees were working in the offices. They should be open to pick employee calls, engage in discussions, and also reach out to the employees.
In conclusion, from the information provided by suggestive.com and other researchers, working from home made employers have doubts about allowing employees to telecommute. However, the solution to the problem lies with both the employer and the employees. The stakeholders need to increase their efforts in adopting strategies that improve work efficiency.