The COVID pandemic has forced millions of employees to work from home, including some who had never work at home before. Most of these remote-work situations were implemented suddenly, with no planning. This has left employees and managers alike to deal with a new work reality.
According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 71 percent of organizations are struggling to adapt to remote work, especially in the areas of productivity and communication, and 65 percent cited maintaining employee morale as a top challenge.
"COVID-19-related stress is having a dramatic impact on employee productivity," said Ashley Miller, SHRM-SCP, workplace innovation manager at SHRM. "Meanwhile, feelings of burnout and unproductivity have increased. Communication, support, trust and recognition must be priorities in this new normal to maintain high engagement and morale."
This course offers five areas to consider for successful remote work and increased team productivity.
- Introduction to work from home; statistics
- Discussion of distractions and impediments to successful remote productivity
- Tips to overcome hurdles to successful remote productivity
- Best Practices for work from home management
Attendees will gain an understanding of:
Working from home distractions that can affect a team’s productivity
Working from home best practices
What supervisors should expect
What employees should expect
A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.