StaffCircle is offering businesses of all shapes and sizes a free 90-day licence of its people management software.
We can’t escape what’s happening, but we can adapt and with free use of this people management, cloud-based software – adapting should become a little easier.
Any office-related businesses are being strictly encouraged to enforce a ‘work from home’ model (at least for those that can).
There is undoubtedly some concern from business owners, senior management or team leaders about how to engage, motivate and maintain performance of their staff while working from home especially if this is a method of working, which for many, has never even been a perk let alone a necessity. It’s also a nervous time for members in HR teams to ensure productivity and staff culture is still met and personal performance is being achieved.
What’s important here is the collaboration between staff, from top management and everyone in between. Complete transparency is key but this doesn’t need to be a feeling of ‘snooping’ on staff to make sure work is being completed. It also doesn’t need to be an instant reply to an email or showing you’re ‘online’ in a live chat platform.
So what does ‘working from home’ mean?
Exactly that. Work from your kitchen table, sofa or if you have the luxury home office – now is the time to make use of it. Enforce a 9-5 routine so you can maintain the same schedule as your co-workers, and more importantly, the one everyone is used to. But in order to do this, businesses need to be equipped with the right tools for internal communication, and they need to set their staff up with the same. Whether it’s laptops, a quick training on Google Hangouts or implementing cloud-based software for managing remote workers and collaborative working – it’s time to act fast.
Mark Seeman, CEO explains, “You don’t need to be in the same room to directly engage with your staff effectively and if you do need to ‘keep track’ of them, get the right tools to help you do this, in real-time. You can still create a shared vision, motivate your staff, help them to achieve their objectives, set tasks and manage performance – now is the time to trust technology and put any prior nerves or uncertainties aside. It’s not just about the here and now of performance management software, there is also the progression and ability to reward staff for their achievements and success in their work, which is key to motivation especially at a time like this.”