Essential Considerations to Support a Remote Workforce: Infographics
April 24, 2020 | By Heather Bates and Alexis Sabor, Transform Health
Remote work is not a new concept. In fact, a popular study conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business a few years ago in China posits that changing to a remote workforce results in increased employee performance. The study also points to less rental costs, employee attrition decreasing by half, shorter breaks needed, fewer sick days, and less time off used overall. In addition, much like we are now seeing as the result of stay-at-home orders around the globe due to COVID-19, there is a reduction in carbon emissions as a direct result of a decrease in fossil fuel use. One of the central challenges faced by employers all around-the-world as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health crisis is the immediate need to build capacity quickly and transition to remote work in efficient and effective ways.
With estimates showing that 75 million employees may be working from home due to COVID-19, Transform Health, a nationally certified women and minority owned health care consulting firm, has compiled some of our key considerations for establishing a remote workforce through a four-part info graphic series. We offer tips for staying motivated and focused, maintaining balance and boundaries, key considerations around data and technology needs, as well as address the basic operational rules of the road, or “rules of engagement,” needed while working from home in this unprecedented time.