Times have been tough during the pandemic, with the vast majority of us adjusting to working from home. With that in mind, we’ve found some great advice to share with you on how to support remote workers during these difficult times.
We sourced this fantastic article ‘4 Ways to Improve How You Support Remote Workers’ by Justin Deonarine for ATD. Justin is an organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada. He specializes in the application of data-driven decision making to areas such as selection, leadership, and corporate culture. He has worked with organizations around the world, from local nonprofits to multinational corporations and has published articles about leadership, culture, conflict, and diversity for various business and HR resources.
His interesting and informative article shines a light on the best ways to support remote workers who may be struggling with the prolonged time working from home. Some key in-depth discussion points include:
- Frequent communication is OK
- Avoid micromanaging your team
- Supporting the new work/life balance
- Build psychological safety
“We’ve had just more than a year to adjust and adapt to our current working conditions. Though there was a large disruption in the way that we work, we’ve learned how to do so in unique environments, and we’ve adapted our use of technology accordingly. Imagine how much of a struggle it would have been to work at home during the pandemic without our current technology. Just because we’ve made the adaptation to our current working environment, that doesn’t mean that we can’t improve it further. Consider the above tips a great way to move from surviving to thriving.”
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. Click the link below to visit their website to read Justin’s great article in full and discover how you can support remote workers today.