However, effective remote working and collaboration habits are not self-evident and generally differ substantially from what works in-office.
Effective practices center on componentizing work and measuring impact, preceded by clear discussions about expectations, habits, and tools during hiring, on-boarding and transition training.
At SAP, previous remote working experiences and expectations of virtual working practices are discussed in detail with prospective hires—how it works, what it takes, previous positive and negative reactions—in order to assess fit and relevant on-boarding needs.
A distributed workforce is becoming the reality for (almost) every company.
An enabling environment combines open and adaptable mindsets with active and equitable communication supported by seamless connectivity, video capabilities, and other relevant applications.
Since the company’s business is providing communications platforms and software to enable remote workers and teams to collaborate effectively, Doherty is taking his own medicine.
- Companies should optimize and take advantage of mobilizing their already-remote workforces
- Companies with remote workers can improve collaboration and communication by reinforcing their culture
- Make sure your organization’s have centralized authority so your remote employees can work well
“As culture drives behavior, the decentralized, open communication approach also generates incoming employee contributions.”