Experienced entrepreneurs and managers, or those just starting out in business, know without a doubt how important it is to keep employee morale high. Only an employee who is satisfied with his or her work can be truly motivated to continue working at a high level of productivity and improve performance.
The question then arises: how do you improve employee morale? It may not be widely known, but one of the most effective ways to improve employee morale is to give them the opportunity to work remotely. No, it’s not what you may think. You’re not giving them permission to fool around during work hours. In fact, the opposite is true. Numerous studies have shown that workers who have the ability to work remotely are actually more productive than their office colleagues.
Ways to improve employee morale by remote working
Here are some of the ways that working remotely can improve employee morale.
- A more flexible schedule allows for more family time. For workers with young children, being able to spend time with their growing families is especially important. The ability to work from home can reduce the burden of childcare costs.
- Show that you believe in a person’s ability to work in any workplace. Even if you don’t work in an office, you can let your employees know that you trust them completely to meet your expectations.
- Increase employee loyalty to their supervisor and the company. Employees appreciate the ability to work remotely, even if it’s a part-time job.
- Increased job satisfaction. Nothing is more fulfilling than a job well done, as we all know. But if employees have the opportunity to prove they can do the job well, the satisfaction is even greater!
If you’re not sure about remote work, employee tracking software can help you keep track of how your employees spend their time. There are many products to choose from. However, you should warn your employees that you are using Internet monitoring software. Such products are often referred to as “spyware”, and for good reason. If you use monitoring software without your employees’ knowledge, the trust you have established will be destroyed. You should then consider making company computers available to remote employees and monitoring the Internet to see how employees spend their time.
Sarah Noah Liam is a 28-year-old Software Management person who enjoys programming, ems software, and employee screen monitoring. She has a post-graduate degree in Computer science. She was raised in a happy family home with two loving parents.