With the remote worker revolution scaling newer heights each day, offices will soon be a venue of the past. An interesting observation made by a remote worker infographic, released by Lifesize states that up to 40 per cent of the workers had job related tasks that could be handled from homes. Under the changed scenario, Bosses need to upgrade their management skills to ably tackle the telecommuters.
Managers and owners responsible for their small business development need to prepare themselves well to reap the desired benefits from their telecommuting programs. In spite of innovative range of hi-tech gadgets such as smart phones, collaboration tools and sophisticated software available today, many mangers fail to co-ordinate and handle their remote workers effectively.
Telecommunication management skills require setting clear benchmarks, job descriptions, work profile and expectations for the workers. Clarity of expression on the parts of the managers eliminates chaotic work methods and submissions from the workers end. High levels of enthusiasm about the necessity of remote working for small business development and employee welfare has to be passed on across all hierarchical tiers.
Virtual management requires excellent communication skills to avoid misunderstandings and mistakes that turn out costlier than the savings incurred. Accessibility of the management is another factor that leads to the success of teleworking, as it allows the proper checks and clarifications in the work process for the remote workers.
Small business development ideas give high priority to telecommuting for cost savings and higher bottom lines. The question arises: Are the managers ready for the workforce that say,"Who needs an office today?"