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Four Change Management Process for Companies

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, March 19, 2021

Four Change Management Process for Companies

Companies need to encourage their teams through the transition from co-working together to working together in the cloud to cultivate the sustainable autonomy that remote workers need.

Fremont, CA: Many companies have extended their work from home strategy to a semi-permanent or permanent workplace flexibility model. However, the allocation of a workforce is not the same as functioning a fully distributed company.

A company's consideration of the impact of workplace transformation like policies and tools determines the difference between allowing and adopting remote work. It is a sustainable development that needs an extensive change management process that includes:

Infrastructure

An incomplete software stack can disrupt productivity and efficiency for virtual teams. Therefore, it is vital that companies identify what functionality is required from their existing toolkit, recognize tools that suit the team's habits and culture, and create an adoption plan that will reduce challenges.

Culture

It is important to remember that being near does not ensure connection. Therefore, leadership needs to create channels, activities, and engagement expectations to coordinate their teams and produce a sense of belonging. Employees often experience work-from-home issues like isolation and burnout, which hinders productivity and retention if not prepared for the shift to a remote work environment or overlooked while working remotely.

Top 10 Change Management Consulting/Service Companies - 2020Compliance

A comprehensive remote work policy reduces the remote workers' risk for miscommunication, discrimination, and legal violations, among others. Asking employees to agree to specific performance expectations, accessibility terms, qualifications, and working conditions will help employers minimize the risk of future lawsuits and other unnecessary costs.

Without a comprehensive remote work policy, remote workers are at higher risk for miscommunication, discrimination, isolation, and legal breaches. By asking employees to agree to certain performance expectations, accessibility terms, qualifications, and working conditions, employers will reduce the risk of future lawsuits and minimize unnecessary costs.

Workforce

Virtual collaboration needs a unique skill set compared to in-office work. However, many employers expect the same result and performance from their teams when they were co-located. Companies need to encourage their teams through the transition from co-working together to working together in the cloud to cultivate the sustainable autonomy that remote workers need.

Management

As most managers cannot physically supervise, many worry about how to evaluate the productivity of their workforces. Although managing wellness, output, and engagement is possible in a virtual work environment, it needs various tools, habits, and training. Without these, leadership can be seen as micromanaging, unethical monitoring, discrimination, or isolation.

Compliance

A comprehensive remote work policy reduces the remote workers' risk for miscommunication, discrimination, and legal violations, among others. Asking employees to agree to specific performance expectations, accessibility terms, qualifications, and working conditions will help employers minimize the risk of future lawsuits and other unnecessary costs.

Without a comprehensive remote work policy, remote workers are at higher risk for miscommunication, discrimination, isolation, and legal breaches. By asking employees to agree to certain performance expectations, accessibility terms, qualifications, and working conditions, employers will reduce the risk of future lawsuits and minimize unnecessary costs.

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