The current situation is prompting companies to go remote, and more than half of those companies are not fully equipped to master the art of remote work management. Many supervisors and managers have trouble making sure that the rest of the employees are on track just by communicating with them once or twice a week and using spreadsheets and checklists to see what milestones they have reached in a certain amount of time. The higher ups already have a lot on their plate, and they do not have time to monitor each employee manually.
The Problems With Allowing Your Employees To Work From Home
Problem #1: Poor Communication You know that this had to be in the list. As the employees are not in-house right now, they may not be in an environment that stimulates productivity and they may not get everything done in time. Even if they have an office at home, that face-to-face communication with their boss, manager, and co-workers is not there and there is nobody checking in on them as often as when they were working in the office. This can have a drastic impact on an employee’s work performance, especially for those who have never worked remotely before.
Problem #2: Don’t Know How to Prioritize Tasks You may know about project management tools such as Trello and Asana, but these software have their own downsides, as they are not the most user-friendly, and a number of them cannot be integrated with third-party software. Plus, your company costs will be adding up very fast as you pay at least $120 per employee every single year. The sad part is that employees still need hand-holding and that money goes to waste.
Problem #3: Sharing Files with Co-Workers Sending important files to co-workers can be stressful sometimes since they can get lost in the email or chat. With files being sent in different chat groups and emails, it is a pain having to download each and every single file and store it on your computer in folders. There has to be a simpler way.
Problem #4: Employee Burnout With little supervision and roles not clearly defined, confusion can lead employees to working overtime to get work done, which can lower job satisfaction and increase rates of employee burnout.
Problem #5: Access to company systems are difficult It’s not always the employee’s fault! Companies can also be making remote work hard for employees without realizing it. Users have to login to each and every platform which can be both time-consuming and stressful, especially if they can’t save their passwords on their home desktop or laptop. Employees are having to keep track of their login info for various sites which can take up a great deal of their time.
A New Way to Work Remotely
What companies need is an efficient, user-friendly unified access management solution that can help them properly manage their remote team(s) and give employees privileged access. A good remote work management solution will allow you to do the following:
Access Management: With a single click, you should be able to grant employees access to all of your homegrown and Saas platforms. The primary capability with this is that you should be able to pick which platforms a certain employee should have access to. This allows you to save your employees a great deal of time as they do not have to login to every single system anymore, and it can also increase the security of your company data.
Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication: Since security is often at stake if you do not implement the right cybersecurity measures for your business when working remotely, you want to make sure that employees have a single sign-on (SSO) and/or a multi-factor authentication (MFA) option.
Easy File-Sharing: A single area where files can safely be shared among co-workers through a simple drag and drop option is the way to go. You will never have to worry about gathering your important files in one place ever again.
Defined Roles: Remote work management cannot be complete without you clearly defining the roles of your workers, which not only increases employee productivity but allows for smooth open communication between the management team and employees.
Integration and Customization: Your remote access management solution should have the capability to be integrated with other third-party software such as G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Jira, Adobe Creative Cloud and more. If there are some features on the management solution that you do not use, you should be able to disable them with the click of a button to increase user-friendliness.
Unified Communications: Lastly, you want to be able to merge all of your communication channels so you can send any form of communication from anywhere. This includes work, home, or even on a plane!
SOLVO by Sunvera Software allows you to transform the way your company operates remotely. We allow you to become more confident in managing employees away from the office with solutions that can even be applied in-office to make sure productivity levels are being reached. Easily maintain employee satisfaction while getting the most out of them. Our low-cost control access solution helps you do it all.