Remote Work: Challenges and strategies for Effective Management

  • D Mahesh Professor & Director, Centre for Management Studies, Srinivasan College of Arts & Science (MBA Programme), Perambalur, Tamilnadu
Keywords: Challenges, Job Satisfaction, Overtime Work

Abstract

The development of remote employment has affected workplace practices. This study examines the complexities of remote work and proposes management methods to address its issues. Owing to global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of remote work is rapidly increasing, necessitating managers to reconsider their approaches. Interstate communication is a significant concern. Employers need to use Slack and Skype as means to assess the communication proficiency of job candidates. The study highlights the need of maintaining employee well-being by effectively managing a combination of flexibility and structured routines to combat fatigue and the blurring of work and personal life boundaries. Essential components include secure cloud solutions, standardised hardware, and measures to ensure data integrity. Effective remote project management necessitates a harmonious blend of autonomy and accountability, hence it is advisable to use technology that minimise distractions and rely on cloud-based solutions. Identifying and developing talent in remote teams involves specified performance targets and career development criteria. Virtual environments pose challenges to visibility and consistency, yet digital technology enable progress monitoring and foster a unified organisational culture. Retention is vital, hence virtual meetings and work-life balance are encouraged. The study revealed that directly addressing these challenges may lead to the development of a robust and productive remote workforce, ensuring success in the evolving work environment.

Published
2024-01-27
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