8 reasons why you should keep your employees working remotely even after COVID-19
Meet Jeff. 👨💼 In the “Pre-COVID-19 era” Jeff had been working at your company for a few months, daily traffic had turned to sh#t and he spent way too much time a day sitting in his car. When he arrived at work, frustration had already introduced itself, not a fun feeling to start the day with. This obviously did not translate well in his work or in the atmosphere with his colleagues. Motivation was practically nowhere to be found and you were about to lose a great and talented employee to outer circumstances.
Suddenly you as a company are forced to have Jeff work remotely. Somewhat unprepared maybe, you made the necessary adjustments for him to continue his work from home. Jeff, stuck within the walls of his own home with two young kids, nearly loses his mind trying to combine the best of both worlds, being an excellent father, teacher, caretaker for his kids and the good responsible hardworking employee he was before the crisis hit. Not seeing people except his close family, takes its toll on Jeff realising that not being able to talk to people or even see anyone and have some social interactions, creates almost more frustrations than the pre-COVID-19 daily traffic jams.
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Okay, so Jeff is able to come back to work…but wait, so are the other
employees?! How to make sure everyone stays save and healthy and you as a
company take the most responsible decisions for all involved while keeping your
Keep the ‘working remotely’ procedures in place. You as a company have done the work to install working remotely, so why not reap the benefits from it. Give Jeff the possibility to come in the main office once or twice a week, but give him the opportunity to work at a satellite office or coworking space the rest of the time. He can work without distractions, and with the necessary safe social contacts, not just to keep loneliness from kicking in, but with all the extra benefits that come with a satellite office or some flex seats in a coworking space:
No doubt about it: letting your employers work remotely even after COVID-19 will end up being one of the best decisions you could ever make. Especially when you choose to work in a hip, trendy and inspirational coworking space like ours.