Business can benefit from employees working remotely or from home however to ensure such arrangements are effective some safe guards should be put in place first.
- detailed and documented output expectations for all parties
- identification of which employees would be best suited to working remotely. Example: self managers or self motivated individuals
- ensuring all necessary technology is available and accessible to achieve the expected results
- following up any productivity issues immediately
- ensuring remote staff attend the office regularly
- ensuring there is a clear understanding between all parties as to the IT expenses incurred and who pays.