The role of remote work & team collaboration in building organizational productivity
The entire industry is shifting toward remote work and several studies over the past few months show productivity while working remotely from home is better than working in an office setting. On average, those who work from home spend 10 minutes less a day being unproductive, work one more day a week, and are 47% more productive. Here’s what Eric’s views are on the remote work model:
About Eric Lambert:
Eric is an award-winning I.T solution & services revenue generator with an exhaustive experience of more than 27 years in building and maintaining strategic partnerships with team members and external consumers. He is proficient in the ability to consistently exceed desired sales objectives and increase market share in competitive markets. A consumer-focused leader with a reputation. A customer-focused leader with a reputation for providing high levels of quality service, customer satisfaction, and employee motivation.
Let’s quickly get to our expert’s point of view:
1. As an IT Staffing and Solutions Executive, and a thought leader in the industry, how do you see the technology evolving in regular industries?
Machine learning and AI will be useful for automation purposes. Blockchain will help secure data security and privacy. The importance of data security will only grow. AI, big data, robotics, and IoT will be used to build more smart assistance, self-driving cars, and other innovation. Using data in more ways than ever thought before will also be helpful for industries to make decisions more soundly and quickly.
2. What exciting project are you working on in that regard?
My global client is completely rebuilding all things data and SW engineering across their entire enterprise. They want to become more of an SW engineering and Data engineering company in addition to a large global exploration, manufacturing, and logistics company. To that end, they are hiring the top SW and Data Engineers/Scientists to achieve that goal. They will employ the latest technology solutions around solving challenges and expanding business lines while providing the ultimate in customer service while moving toward a carbon-neutral culture.
3. We see you’ve talked about Remote Work – do you see it being sustained? What are some challenges you consider for it to be the new paradigm?
Yes, it will be sustained for those organizations who care about attracting and retaining top talent. We see a hybrid solution being more adopted where 100% remote is unattainable. Challenges can best be lumped into one bucket…Communication and Collaboration. In order for remote work to be sustained, you must have leadership who embraces it and understands how to lead and manage remote workers. In addition, you need to hire professionally mature individuals who have a successful track record of delivery while remote.
4. Do you think distributed teams can bring that level of collaboration and competence?
Challenges can best be lumped into one bucket…Communication and Collaboration. In order for remote work to be sustained, you must have leadership who embraces it and understands how to lead and manage remote workers. In addition, you need to hire professionally mature individuals who have a successful track record of delivery while remote. It’s a simple solution to effectively collaborate. Hire the right people who can be successful in a remote or hybrid culture. It requires work/life balance, trust, and commitment to the team.
5. What is your take on Productivity and performance that Remote teams can bring? What is your experience in this regard?
We have found that those who exceed expectations in remote environments have amazing communication skills, time management skills, and technical skills. A team of those folks will be able to be more productive working remotely simply by removing the “noise” associated with commuting to and from work and office distractions. Studies have proven remote workers tend to be more productive than their office counterparts.
In 2021, 70 percent of those who worked from home during the pandemic report virtual meetings are less stressful, and 64 percent now prefer hybrid meetings according to a report by Owl Labs. Working remotely is definitely changing the scenario and boosting team productivity while emphasizing team collaboration. This expert Q&A would help you understand more about the same.