Before COVID-19, 80 percent of employees desired to work-from-home (WFH) at least on some days, and over one-third would see their salaries reduced in exchange for this option. According to Global Workplace Analytics, a typical employer can save about $11,000 a year for every employee who works remotely half the time.
Now that WFH has become the new normal, in which 25-30% of the workforce is expected to WFH multiple days a week by the end of 2021, 92 percent of executives have had to rethink their workplace and develop longer-term solutions to thrive the situation.
According to the CCW Digital’s 2020 Consumer Preferences Survey, major obstacles that most WFH practitioners have encountered during remote work phases include:
Employees have poor internet/phone connections
Mental well-being and motivation issue
“Zoom fatigue” – frustration/disillusionment with remote collaboration tools
Training, coaching, and developing talent effectively
Ensuring the communication and engagement between employees and their peers
Ensuring the communication and engagement between employees and their managers/leaders.
In order to cope with these challenges, many companies are looking to invest in new ways to engage employees, practical plans to give employees more WFH flexibility, and structural changes to smarter workflows that better suit employees’ needs. Source
At Innovature, we do not take any challenges or limitations for granted. Since in outsourcing industry, ensuring the productivity and the accuracy of the tasks and working together in the office is very essential. When implementing the WFH mode, we realized that sending a staff away from the office, equipped with a laptop and a to-do list is not enough. We then immediately develop a code of conduct on how to manage the WFH status, to control productivity but also to let our employee feel not being isolated.
At the same time, we do not forget our social responsibility amid the Covid-19. We continue contributing to the community through various campaigns and activities, such as: