With more professionals working from home, organizations have yet another cause for concern about productivity. The assurance that employees are putting in the time and effort to do their job has led companies to take some steps to keep tabs on the activities of their workers.
Many companies have strict guidelines for employees to show they are on the job and are being productive. The approaches they use include virtual clocking in and out, monitoring work laptops, tracking mouse and keyboard movements, and monitoring employees’ emails and communications.
In working remotely, employees might feel a greater need, too, to show they are available to their companies, which may lead them to stay online for longer hours than they would if they were working at their physical work location. The pressure to meet productivity expectations, however, can leave less time for personal rejuvenation, and lead to mental fatigue, poor health, and exhaustion.
While effective management is essential, a joint effort between organizations and employees to combat the pressure could result in greater productivity as well as preserve a healthy work-life balance. There are four tips leaders can try.
Here four tips workers can try.